Nokia launches X20, G20, C20, and three more phones in biggest revamp
Nokia’s smartphones are seeing what could be the biggest revamp from HMD Global since 2016. HMD Global has introduced a new naming scheme for its smartphones. The new Nokia phones follow the combination of letters and numbers in their names. That is why you have as many as six phones called X20, X10, G20, G10, C20, and C10. They replace what could have been the Nokia 1.5, Nokia 5.5, or the Nokia 7.4, and HMD thinks this new change will streamline sales of Nokia phones better.
These six are the first two smartphones in their respective series. HMD told me there will be more such phones named X30, G30, and C30. According to the company, the Nokia X-series is the most premium line of phones, featuring 5G. The new Nokia X-series smartphones are the first affordable 5G devices while the G-series is meant for customers who are looking for a balanced mix of specifications. And the C-series is for the masses. In a statement, HMD said, “Top of the range Nokia X-series, intermediate G-series and entry-level C-series all deliver the quality experience that consumers have come to expect from the European mobile company.”
Let us talk about the new Nokia smartphones, but first, let us get the prices and India availability out of our way.
The Nokia X20 will go for starting EUR 349 will be available in select markets, including India, globally starting May in Midnight Sun and Nordic Blue colour options and comes in 6GB and 128GB or 8GB and 128GB configuration.
The Nokia X10 starts at EUR 309 will be available in select markets globally starting June in Forest and Snow colour options and comes in 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The Nokia G20 starts at EUR 159 and will be available in select markets globally starting May in Night and Glacier colour options and comes in 4/64GB and 4/128GB configurations.
The Nokia G10 goes up for a starting price of EUR 139 and will be available in select markets globally starting late April in Night and Dusk colour options and comes in 3GB and 32GB, and 4GB and 64GB configurations.
The price of the Nokia C20 is EUR 89 and will be available in select markets globally starting June in Sand and Dark Blue colour options and comes in 1GB and 16GB, and 2GB and 32GB configurations.
Finally, the Nokia C10 will cost EUR 75 and go on sale in select markets globally starting June in Light Purple and Grey colour options and comes in 1GB and 16GB, 1GB and 32GB, and 2GB and 16GB variants.
There is also the new Nokia Lite Earbuds that come for EUR 39. They will be available in select markets globally starting today in Polar Sea and Charcoal colour options.
HMD Global has not said anything about the India availability of the phones yet.
Display: Both Nokia X20 and X10 have a 6.67-inch Full-HD+ punch-hole display with flicker-free dimming tech.
Processor: Powering the Nokia X20 and X10 is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 processor.
RAM and Storage: You have 6GB and 8GB RAM options while for storage, you have just 128GB on the Nokia X20. Whereas on the Nokia X10, you get 4GB and 6GB RAM options with 64GB and 128GB storage configurations. You can add a microSD card of up to 512GB too.
Rear Cameras: Nokia X20 comes with a 64-megapixel autofocus main camera, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The cameras are driven by ZEISS optics technology.
The Nokia X10, on the other hand, features a 48-megapixel main camera, but the rest of the sensors are the same as those on the X20.
Front Camera: For selfies, there is a 32-megapixel camera on the X20. The X10, on the other hand, has an 8-megapixel camera.
Battery: Keeping the lights on the X20 and X10 is a 4470mAh battery with fast charging.
Operating System: The Nokia X20 and X10 have Android 11 software. And this is the first time, HMD is ensuring three years of promised Android upgrades on Nokia phones.
Display: Both the Nokia G20 and G10 smartphones have a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio.
Processor: Powering the Nokia G20 is a MediaTek Helio G35 processor while the Nokia G10 uses a Helio G25 processor inside.
RAM and Storage: You get 4GB RAM on the G20 and 64GB, 128GB storage configurations. For the G10, you have 3GB and 4GB RAM options and for storage, you have 32GB and 64GB storage configurations. There is also a microSD card slot.
Rear Cameras: The Nokia G20 has a 48-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera.
As for the Nokia G10, you have a 13-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera.
Front Camera: Both Nokia G20 and G10 have an 8-megapixel front camera.
Battery: Backing the Nokia G20 and G10 smartphones have a 5050mAh battery with 10W fast charging via USB-C port.
Operating System: Both the phones run Android 11 with two years of promised upgrades.
Display: Both the Nokia C20 and C10 smartphones have a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 20:9 aspect ratio.
Processor: Powering the Nokia C20 is a Unisoc SC9863A processor while the Nokia G10 rocks a Unisoc SC7331e chipset.
RAM and Storage: You get 1GB and 2GB RAM options on the C20 while the storage configurations are 16GB and 32GB. For the C10, you have 1GB and 2GB RAM options and for storage, you have 16GB and 32GB storage configurations. There is also a microSD card slot of up to 256GB.
Rear Cameras: Both Nokia C20 and C10 have a 5-megapixel main camera with LED flash.
Front Camera: Both Nokia C20 and C10 have a 5-megapixel front camera.
Battery: Backing the Nokia G20 and G10 smartphones have a 3000mAh battery.
Operating System: Both the phones run Android 11 (Go edition) with two years of promised upgrades.