The HMD company, which produces and markets Nokia smartphones, has been fairly quiet in 2020. But this year, it is making a strong comeback by expanding its offering with the launch of six new affordable models: the Nokia X10, the Nokia X20, the Nokia G10, Nokia G20, Nokia C10 and Nokia C20.
“Today is more important than just a product launch. The last 12 months have been undoubtedly difficult, but they have also given us the opportunity to take a break, reflect and prepare for the next big step of our start-up. As a Finnish company, our approach to technology and business is human-centered, which is reflected in this new range of smartphones ”, explains Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global.
Nokia X10 and Nokia X20: three years of guaranteed updates
There is nothing extravagant about the new models from Nokia. Nevertheless, these have been designed with special emphasis on sustainability and autonomy. The most advanced models of this new series of smartphones are the Nokia X10 and the Nokia X20.
These are two mid-range devices, using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 processor, which is a 5G chip designed for affordable devices. According to the manufacturer, these two devices have an autonomy of two days. And true to its reputation for updates, Nokia guarantees 3 years of monthly updates, as well as 3 years of operating system updates (updates to newer versions of Android) for these two models. .
In other words, the user will be able to keep the same smartphone for three years and be assured that they will benefit from all the security updates, as well as the new features of Android. It should also be noted that the Nokia X10 and the Nokia X20 are part of Google’s Android One program, and therefore benefit from a clean and light interface.
These two smartphones have a 6.67-inch Full HD + display, with a bubble for the front camera. On the back, the Nokia X10 has a set of 4 sensors, including a 48-megapixel main sensor. The Nokia X20 also has 4 sensors on the back, with a 64 megapixel main sensor. It should also be noted that these models benefit from HMD’s partnership with Zeiss.
The Nokia X20 will be available in May and its price will be 419.90 euros, for a model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The Nokia X10 will be available at the end of May, at a price of 339.90 euros for a model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
Note that like Apple and Samsung, Nokia has decided not to include a charger in the packaging of these two models, citing environmental reasons. They will want a new charger and will have to buy it, but Nokia says the money collected through sales will be donated to an organization that wants to eliminate plastic waste from waterways.
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Nokia G10 and G20: a little more affordable devices, but with breathtaking battery life
If you are looking for more affordable models, Nokia also offers the Nokia G10 and Nokia G20. In addition to costing less, these two models will allow you to enjoy greater autonomy, which can reach three days. Nokia also guarantees three years of monthly updates, as well as two years of major Android updates.
Nokia does not specify which processors are used by these two models, but in any case, they are 4G smartphones, with a 6.5-inch screen. The Nokia G20 has a set of 4 sensors on the back, including a 48-megapixel main sensor. The Nokia G10 has three sensors on the back, including a 13-megapixel main sensor.
These two models will be available in May. The Nokia G20 will cost 189.90 euros for the 4/64 GB model, while the Nokia G10 will cost 159.90 euros for the 3/32 GB model.
The Nokia C20 and Nokia C10 are entry-level devices, with a 6.5-inch HD + screen, with prices starting at 75 euros. But these will not be offered in France.