Nokia presents 6 new low-cost smartphones

HMD Global makes the hit and is preparing to launch a new series of proposals branded Nokia. For the occasion, the company has prepared not one but six new models, with medium or entry-level features, focusing above all on durability, product reliability and safety in use.

A different path, therefore, that of HMD Global compared to what we've seen recently on the market, where more and more players are aiming at exclusive models with cutting-edge features, even perhaps sacrificing other more pragmatic aspects such as solid construction. In addition, the idea of Nokia is to hold high the flag of security, with updates guaranteed for 2 or 3 years, depending on the model, to be able to rely on high-performance models and resistant to any risks or external attacks that could jeopardize the integrity and privacy of the data they contain.

Nokia X10 and X20, technical characteristics

With the X series, Nokia aims at average features to cover most of the needs of users, affordable prices and a focus on security tout-court. In fact, the models come with 3 years of OS update (with basic Android 11), 3 years of security patches and 3 years of warranty, one more than what is required by current regulations.

Nokia X20 is a dualSIM smartphone with 5G connectivity, driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 processor and two RAM/memory configurations of 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB expandable up to 128GB; powering it all is a 4,470mAh battery (but no charger in the box). The screen is 6.67", with FHD+ resolution and 450nit brightness.

In the upper notch, there is a camera with a 32MP sensor. On the back, however, the quadruple module born from the partnership with Zeiss: 64MP telephoto, 5MP ultra-wide angle and 2MP2MP for macro and depth of field; to this is added the Dual Sight function, to use two cams (front and 1 rear) at the same time and audio with OZO technology. Completing the details are the fingerprint sensor, Google Assistant button, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, NFC, 3.5mm audio minijack and USB 2.0 Type-C bays, FM radio and GPS receiver.

Like the previous model, Nokia X10 is also a 5G dualSIM smartphone with Snapdragon 480 processor. Among the available RAM/memory configurations: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB and 4GB/128GB with storage expansion up to 512GB with microSD. Same battery, 4,470mAh and 6.67-inch screen and FHD+ resolution.

Changes instead the photography side: on the front side there is an 8MP sensor, while on the back the quad Zeiss module includes a 48MP main sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP2MP for macro and depth of field. All other details about connectivity, housings and side buttons/sensors remain the same.

The price of Nokia X20 will be around 349 euros, while the price of Nokia X10 will be around 309 euros.

Nokia G10 and G20, technical features

Low price and satisfactory performance: this is the philosophy behind Nokia's G series that aims to cut costs compared to the X range. Another detail that characterizes the G10 and G20 models is the question of updates: two years of updates to the Android operating system and three for security patches.

Detailing, the dualSIM 4G smartphone Nokia G20 can count on the octa-core MediaTek G35 SoC, with two configurations of RAM and memory, 4GB/64GB or 128GB, expandable up to 512GB via microSD slot and powered by a non-removable 5,050mAh battery. The screen, with HD+ resolution is 6.5" with a teardrop notch for the 8MP camera. On the back, the quad module houses a 48MP, f/1.79 sensor lens, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a pair of 2MP for macro and depth of field. Other details include Android 11 OS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, 3.5mm minijack and USB 2.0 type-C slot; on the side shell, fingerprint keys and Google Assistant.

The dualSIM 4G Nokia G10, on the other hand, relies on the MediaTek G25 octa-core SoC, in 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage configurations, expandable up to 512 via microSD. To power the device, a battery always 5,050mAh non-removable. Again, the screen is 6.5" with HD+ resolution, with brightness boost and teardrop notch for the 8MP front camera. On the back, the camera module is triple: 13MP for the main lens and 2MP pair for macro and depth of field. Equipped with Android 11 operating system, it can count on accessory features identical to the previous model: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and FM Radio, 3.5mm minijack cable slots and USB Type-C; the fingerprint reader and Google Assistant button on the side shell complete the picture.

The price of Nokia G20 will be about 159 euros, while the price of Nokia G10 will be about 139 euros.

Nokia C10 and C20, technical specifications

The last two smartphones of Nokia's large launch are the C series models. These are two entry level smartphones with an extremely low price and basic functionality, designed especially for those approaching the world of telephony for the first time. As for the launch, only the C20 version will be destined for the Italian market, while C10, at least for the moment, will not end up in physical and virtual stores in our country.

The 4G dualSIM model Nokia C20 can count on the octa-core processor Unisoc SC9863a, with double cut of RAM (1GB or 2GB) and storage space (16GB or 32GB), expandable up to 256GB via memory card, and removable 3000mAh battery. The screen size is nice: 6.5 inches, with HD+ resolution and teardrop notch that houses the front camera with 5MP sensor, same resolution as the rear one equipped as the front with LED flash. The operating system is Android 11 Go edition (which translates into 2 years of updates) and other features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, 3.5mm minijack, GPS, NFC, radio and microUSB 2.0 port.

The C10 version can also count on a similar setup: the quad-core Unisoc SC7331 processor has three different combinations of RAM and memory available, 1GB/16GB, 1GB/32GB, 2GB/16GB (with storage expansion up to 256GB via microSD), all powered by an identical battery as the previous model. The screen retains the same size and resolution, protected by 2D Panda Glass. Front and rear cameras both have a 5MP sensor, with f/2.2 aperture. This is a dualSIM phone, always equipped with Android 11 Go edition, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, microUSB 2.0 port, 3.5mm minijack slot, radio and GPS receiver.

The price of Nokia C20 will be about 89 euros, while the price of Nokia C10 will be about 75 euros.