As happened in previous years, we knew that Nokia had prepared a presentation for us for these first months of the year of a new mobile terminal, but far from the reality, few people could imagine that in the hands of HMD Global, up to six new Nokia smartphones are reportedly arriving.
Under the motto “one Nokia for all”, the company changed its unconventional numbering system to clarify matters and make it easier for users to identify the models that make up the portfolio.
The Nokia C series is the most economical range. For a little more budget, one can opt for the Nokia G series with better features and more RAM. The Nokia X series is the first to position itself in the mid-range. All with two models to choose from.
In addition to the announced new mobile phones, Nokia is also adding extremely inexpensive wireless headphones to its product portfolio.
The Nokia X range is the strongest bet
Nokia’s X line is billed as the most professional of those now on show in 2021, under the company’s motto of “exceeding the photographic limits of what the phone industry can offer so far.”
This range offers us once again two different models to choose from, the Nokia X10 and the X20. It seems clear that they are still a long way from what brands like Apple, Samsung or Oppo are offering us today, but it does not seem like a war for Nokia.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Nokia X10 is the increased screen size compared to the rest of Nokia’s latest offering, with a 6.67-inch 60Hz FHD + perforated camera display.
Since 90Hz refresh rates are more and more common in the budget phone lineup like Realme or Xiaomi, it seems Nokia here has been pretty conservative. We will have to see the final quality result.
Leaving the refresh rate aside, you’ll find compatibility with Wifi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, USB-C connectivity, and a 4470mAh battery with 18W fast charging to ensure acceptable times.
The Nokia X10, like the X20, offers 5G connectivity as standard, which offers long-term purchase guarantees for a terminal. This is due to the inclusion of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 chip equipped with 5G with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage.
While the Snapdragon 480 chipset is a big improvement over the cheaper models in the Nokia lineup, it should be noted that other competitors such as the Realme X50 Pro 5G offer the much more powerful Snapdragon 765G.
Cameras are the centerpiece of the X Series, with the X10 offering a four camera setup with Carl Zeiss optics, offering a wide range of shooting modes as well as the ability to scale colors in shots and at the fly.
Talking about specs, this is a 48 MMP main camera, 5 MP ultra wide angle, 2 MP macro, and 2 MP depth sensor similar to those the Nokia G20, but this time with Zeiss software.
Those looking for something more advanced should consider the Nokia X20. It offers the same basic experience as the Nokia X10, but with improved 8GB of RAM and a generational leap in cameras, with a 64 MP main sensor and an improved 32 MP front camera.
Like the X10, the X20 camera was developed in collaboration with Zeiss Optics and offers the same shooting modes and color grading functions as the X10, in addition to the “Dual Sight” multi-camera mode. “from Nokia.
This system, already known to users of the brand, makes it possible to record scenes simultaneously from the front and rear cameras, at the same time as it merges them to obtain a single video.
Where Nokia beats almost every other manufacturer is in the longevity of the X Series, offering a huge three-year warranty in many countries as well as three years of Android operating system updates.
This should give consumers greater peace of mind knowing that their devices are covered both in terms of Software like Equipment, for at least three years, and that’s something we’d love to see in other big companies in the industry.
Nokia X Series Specifications
- Nokia X10 price: from 329 $
- Nokia X20 price: from 379 $
- 6.7 inch FHD + display
- Quad Camera Zeiss Optics
- Snapdragon 480 with up to 8 GB of RAM
- 5G connectivity
- Three-year warranty
- Three Android operating system updates
Nokia C will be the most economical range
The base line is renamed Nokia C, which includes the C10 and C20. With prices starting at $ 75, the company intends to compete in this tight market where Chinese brands are full of countless offers.
And what does Nokia offer to differentiate itself? essentially cheap and reliable terminals that offer the basic pillars of a smartphone, including great battery life for all-day use, large screens and two years of security updates.
For just $ 75, the Nokia C10 offers a 6.5-inch HD + display – larger than the Nokia 5.4 at $ 159 – with a 3000 mAh battery and 5 MP cameras on the front and back. ., With LED flash on both.
To cope with the performance section, it has the Unisoc SC7331e chipset with 1 or 2 GB of RAM and up to 32 GB of storage. That’s a lot less RAM than what you’ll see from its competition, but it comes with Android 11GB, a version of Android designed for less RAM.
The Nokia C20 shares many features of its younger brother, but offers some aspects to enhance the user experience. It stands out for its compatibility with 4G, compared to the 3G of the C10, with a more powerful SC9863a chipset and compatibility with HDR in its cameras.
Nokia C Series Specifications
- Nokia C10 price: from 75 $
- Nokia C20 price: from 109 $
- 6.5 inch HD + display
- 5 MP front and rear cameras with LED flash
- 3000 mAh battery
- 3G connectivity
- Android 11 GB compatibility
Nokia G for the masses
At a slightly more expensive price, but without leaving the entry level, we find the new members of the Nokia G series. More precisely, they are the Nokia G10 and G20, with somewhat superior characteristics in terms of performance. .
The Nokia G10 offers the same 6.5-inch V-notch HD + display as the C series, which explains the similarity in design, but there are some key differences under the chassis. They increase performance by integrating the Mediatek G35 chipset with 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
These new Nokia terminals allow them to expand their capacity through the inclusion of a card compatible microSD slot.
They also have decent front and rear cameras that combine a 13 MP main sensor with a 2 MP macro lens, 2 MP depth sensor, and an 8 MP front selfie camera.
But the jump from the C-series seems to be in the quality of the displays, as they offer HD + resolution with an improved refresh rate of 60Hz. Battery life is also guaranteed with capacities of 5050mAh. .
The differences between the G10 and the G20 lie in the configuration with which you can acquire it, upgrading to 4 GB of RAM and with storage of 64 or 128 GB.
It’s likely that, by specs, they won’t live up to the high-end cameras, but given Nokia’s association with the photographic section, we hope the experience will be a lot better than we did. know in this price range.
Nokia G Series Specifications
- Nokia G10 price: from 149 $
- Nokia G20 price: from 179 $
- 6.5 inch HD + display
- Three-day battery life
- Mediatek G35 chip with 3 or 4 GB of RAM
- 4G connectivity
- Configuration of four cameras
Auriculares Nokia Lite
In addition to the range of smartphones, Nokia introduced the Nokia Lite headphones. As with the Nokia collection, the Lite headphones focus on those on a budget and can be bought in the European market for as little as $ 29.99.
The headphones are truly wireless, with tiny earbuds and a carrying / charging case with which you can extend their battery life for up to another thirty hours. Wireless freedom at a low price.