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Nokia Reveals the X20 Alongside 5 Different Smartphones



If “a Nokia for everyone” wasn’t the considering behind at this time’s Nokia announcement, then why else would HMD World reveal not one, not two, however six new Nokia smartphones?

The excellent news is that Nokia smartphone collections ought to be a lot simpler to grasp going ahead, following a whole re-brand of Nokia’s barely complicated numbered system, alongside the announcement of recent low cost true wi-fi earbuds and the reveal of the HMD Cell phone community set to go dwell within the UK later this month.

Yep, it’s secure to say the Nokia April 2021 announcement was a doozy – however don’t fear, we define each single announcement from the product-packed reveal right here.

Nokia C-range
6.5in HD+ show
5Mp entrance and rear-facing cameras with LED flash
3,000mAh battery
3G connectivity
Android 11 Go assist
Begins at €75

Let’s begin with the entry-level Nokia C-range, particularly the C10 and C20. Beginning at simply 75 Euros for the C10, the smartphones are Nokia’s bridging level between outdated function telephones and smartphones for these but to make the swap.

They’re low cost, identical to function telephones, however supply the core pillars of a smartphone together with all-day battery life, massive shows to take pleasure in all of the apps and video games Google Play has to supply and, regardless of the price range nature, there are two years of safety updates to sit up for, too.

Extra particularly, the entry-level €75 Nokia C10 gives a 6.5in HD+ show – bigger than that of the £159 Nokia 5.4 – alongside a 3,000mAh battery and 5Mp snappers on each the entrance and rear, with an LED flash accessible on each. That’s not one thing we’re used to seeing on smartphones at any value.

The place the price range nature shines via is within the processing division, sporting the Unisoc SC7331e chipset with both 1- or 2GB of RAM and as much as 32GB of storage. That’s a lot much less RAM than you’ll discover from most smartphones, but it surely comes working Android 11 Go, a model of Android designed for much less RAM. The C10 is the one smartphone in Nokia’s new line-up not coming to the UK, doubtless as a consequence of limitations of the ageing 3G connectivity on supply, however the Nokia C20 will probably be.

The Nokia C20 shares lots of the identical options as its cheaper sibling, however gives a couple of upgrades to supply a barely improved expertise. That features 4G assist, up from 3G on the C10, alongside a extra highly effective SC9863a chipset and HDR assist on each the entrance and rear cameras.

It won’t blow most away, however at simply £79 from Nokia within the UK at launch in early June, it’ll doubtless tempt some but to make the transfer to smartphones on the whole.

Nokia G-range
6.5in HD+ show
Three-day battery life
Mediatek G35 with as much as 4GB of RAM
4G connectivity
Quad-camera setup
Begins at £109.99

Nokia’s G vary brings the “greatest potential that the business has to supply” in keeping with HMD World, providing options that smartphone customers care about – like lengthy battery life and two years of Android OS updates – with no premium price ticket.

The Nokia G10 gives the identical 6.5in HD+ show and V-notch because the C vary, which explains the similarity in design, however there are a couple of key variations below the floor.

The headline function of the Nokia G10 and G20 alike is the multi-day battery life, with Nokia claiming that the G10’s 5050mAh battery can last as long as three days on a single cost. Whereas different telephones have bigger batteries that do not final three days, the HD+ decision and 60Hz refresh charge has the potential to push the G-range over the mark. 

There’s additionally a lift in efficiency in comparison with the entry-level vary, sporting the Mediatek G35 alongside an elevated 3- or 4GB of RAM and as much as 64GB of expandable storage, though the UK market will solely see the entry-level 3GB/32GB combo. There’s additionally a good digital camera providing, pairing a 13Mp snapper with a 2Mp macro lens and a 2Mp depth sensor, and an 8Mp selfie digital camera.

Curiously, not like the price range vary, you don’t get an LED flash on the G vary – or the X vary, for that matter.

The G20 takes issues a step additional, providing the identical massive show, three-day battery life and Mediatek G35 because the G10, however with an upgraded 4GB of RAM as customary, both 64- or 128GB of expandable storage and a much-improved digital camera setup.

The Nokia G20 sees an improve to a 48Mp f/1.79 major snapper on the rear, flanked by a 5Mp ultra-wide lens and the identical macro and depth sensors because the cheaper mannequin, together with capturing modes like Portrait and Evening Mode. It doubtless will not stand as much as extra premium snappers, however given Nokia’s efficiency in price range digital camera setups earlier than, we’re holding out hope for a good expertise. 

The Nokia G10 is about to be launched within the UK on the finish of April and can set shoppers again £109.99, whereas these within the £129.99 Nokia G20 must wait till someday in Could.

Nokia X vary
6.7in FHD+ show
Zeiss Optics quad-camera providing
Snapdragon 480 with as much as 8GB RAM
5G connectivity
Three-year guarantee
Three Android OS upgrades
Begins at £249.99

The Nokia X vary is the place issues begin to get attention-grabbing, with the X vary “pushing the boundaries of what the business can supply” in keeping with HMD World. The X vary each is and isn’t Nokia’s flagship vary in that the X10 and X20 are by far probably the most able to Nokia’s providing, however they’re nonetheless removed from a flagship from the likes of Samsung or Apple.

The very first thing you’ll discover in regards to the Nokia X10 is the elevated show dimension in comparison with the remainder of Nokia’s newest providing, sporting a barely bigger 6.67in FHD+ holepunch show, though like the remainder of the gathering, it’s restricted to 60Hz. Given the truth that 90Hz refresh charges have gotten extra frequent on price range telephones from the likes of Realme and Xiaomi, and the X vary is meant to supply the perfect at a aggressive value, it is disappointing to see Nokia persist with its 60Hz weapons.

Refresh charge apart, you’ll discover Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.zero assist, USB-C connectivity and a 4470Mah battery with 18W quick cost to maintain you topped up.

The Nokia X10, just like the X20, supply 5G connectivity as customary, permitting for much-improved downloads on-the-go, because of the inclusion of the 5G-equipped Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 alongside both 4- or 6GB of RAM and as much as 128GB of expandable storage. Whereas the Snapdragon 480 is an enormous enchancment on cheaper fashions in Nokia’s vary, it is value noting that equally priced fashions, just like the Realme X50 Professional 5G, supply the far more highly effective Snapdragon 765G. 

Cameras are the main focus of the X vary, with the X10 providing a quad-camera setup with Zeiss Optics, providing a spread of capturing modes alongside the power to color grade your pictures on-the-fly. By way of {hardware}, you’re an analogous (if not similar) 48Mp major, 5Mp ultra-wide, a 2Mp macro and a 2Mp depth sensor providing to the Nokia G20, however with Zeiss software program this time round.

These searching for one thing a little bit extra spectacular ought to take into account the Nokia X20. It gives the identical core expertise because the Nokia X10, however with an upgraded 8GB of RAM and a leap within the digital camera division too, boasting a 64Mp snapper rather than the 48Mp of the X10, and an improved 32Mp front-facing digital camera too.

Just like the X10, the X20’s digital camera providing has been developed together with Zeiss Optics, providing the identical capturing modes and color grading options because the X10 alongside Nokia’s ‘Twin Sight’ multi-cam mode. Also called a ‘bothie’, you’re in a position to file from two cameras – both on the entrance or rear, or each – on the identical time and sew them right into a single video, but it surely’s not the primary telephone to supply the performance. 

The place Nokia beats nearly each different producer is within the longevity of the X vary, with Nokia providing a whopping three-year guarantee in lots of nations alongside three years of Android OS upgrades. That ought to give shoppers higher peace of thoughts, understanding that their gadgets are lined each when it comes to software program and {hardware}, for at the very least three years, and it is one thing we might like to see supplied by the likes of Samsung and Apple.

Lastly, let’s discuss pricing. The Nokia X10 is about to be launched within the UK at the start of June, and it’ll set you again £249.99 for the 6/64GB combo. The 4/128GB variant can be set to return to the UK by way of Three, though pricing is but to be confirmed. The Nokia X20 is due for launch a little bit sooner – someday in Could in keeping with Nokia – costing £299.99 for six/128GB and £319.99 for the top-end 8/128GB variant.

Nokia Lite Earbuds

In addition to a spread of smartphones, Nokia revealed the Nokia Lite Earbuds. Just like the Nokia assortment, the Lite buds have a price range focus, coming to the UK in June at simply £29.99.

Providing a real wi-fi type, full with small earbuds and a carry/charging case, the earbuds can final six hours, with the case holding a further 30 hours of cost. That’s longer than the likes of Apple’s AirPods, though admittedly Nokia can’t fairly compete within the smarts division.

That stated, the Nokia Lite earbuds could possibly be a good choice for these wanting wi-fi freedom with out the related prices.   

HMD Cell community

Alongside the suite of smartphones and earbuds introduced by HMD World at its Nokia-themed April occasion, the corporate revealed its plans to maneuver into the cellular community enviornment, with plans for the 4G-enabled HMD Cell community to roll out on the finish of April within the UK earlier than coming to different nations in future. An improve to 5G is on the playing cards too, but it surely will not be accessible at launch. 

The introduction of the community is meant to cement nokia.com as a one-stop-shop while you wish to purchase a Nokia, providing not solely the handset itself, however the provider and even insurance coverage , with bundles beginning at £6.49 within the UK with limitless calls and texts and 1GB of 4G connectivity.

We cowl the announcement of the HMD Cell community individually if you wish to discover out extra.

The Tech Advisor workforce has additionally mentioned the Nokia occasion on episode 60 of Quick Cost, alongside the reveal of the Lenovo Legion Duel 2 and the announcement that LG is bowing out of the cellular market. You possibly can see what we needed to say under:

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