At IFA 2022, Nokia unveiled a flurry of new goods. Three low-cost and mid-range smartphones, a tablet, a set of TWS earphones, and a portable wireless speaker were all introduced by the Finnish company. First up is the X30 5G, a luxury mid-range 5G smartphone powered, regrettably, by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 chipset. The finest chipset is not suitable for a phone that costs more than $500. The manufacturer has combined the processor with 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage and up to 8GB of RAM.
The 5.43-inch AMOLED screen on this phone has FHD resolution, a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and a maximum brightness of 700 nits. Since the release of the Nokia 9 PureView in early 2019, this is the first Nokia phone with an AMOLED display. The rear panel is comprised of plastic, while the display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. However, the frame is manufactured entirely from recycled aluminum. Additionally protected by Gorilla Glass DX is the rear camera.
The Nokia X30 5G includes a 50MP primary camera on the back, continuing the theme of cameras. It supports OIS and 4-in-1 binning (Optical Image Stabilization). It is accompanied by a 13MP ultrawide lens with a 123-degree field of view (1/3.06). A 16MP selfie camera with 4-in-1 binning is housed inside the tiny punch-hole on the display.
Advertisement With Android 12 out of the box, the Nokia X30 5G will receive updates through Android 15. Nokia is providing a three-year extension on its standard warranty as well as three versions of Android upgrades. A 4,200mAh battery powers it, and it charges at a 33W rate.
Additional distinguishing characteristics include has a face unlocking feature, an under-display fingerprint reader, sub-6GHz 5G connection, twin nano-SIMs, an eSIM, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, an IR blaster, and IP67 dust and water resistance. The Nokia X30 5G is a global release that goes on sale today € 530 ($530) for the base model and comes in Cloudy Blue and Ice White hues.
Advertisement A LITTLE CHEAPER NOKIA G60 5G IS AVAILABLE For those on a tighter budget, Nokia offers the C60 5G, which costs almost half as much as the X30 5G. It’s good to see that the Snapdragon 695 chipset also powers this mid-range 5G smartphone. The company is only providing 6GB of RAM and a maximum of 128GB of storage, but you do have a micro SD card if you need more room.
With this model, Nokia has switched back to an LCD display, albeit one with a larger 6.58-inch diagonal. The screen resolution remains the same, but the refresh rate has increased to 120Hz. Therefore, using this phone should be easier. However, the business has just decreased the maximum brightness to 500 nits. Additionally, Nokia lowered its protection to Gorilla Glass 5.
The display has noticeably bigger bezels and a V-shaped notch, which are features we typically associate with budget phones. The frame is included, but the entire body is made of plastic. Nokia, however, also promises the same 3-3-3 support in this area. A three-year warranty, three years of security updates, and three Android OS updates (up to Android 13) will also be provided for the Nokia G60 5G.
Advertisement The Nokia G60 5G offers the same 50MP camera for photography, however it lacks OIS. The ultrawide lens is downgraded to 5MP, but a depth sensor has been added to the back. An 8MP camera is used for taking selfies. The smartphone has a 4,500mAh battery and can only fast charge at a maximum of 20W. A hybrid tray with two nano-SIM slots or a SIM microSD card, eSIM, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and an IP52 grade for dust and water protection are additional highlights. Additionally, this phone is currently on sale in retailers for as little as $320.
Those who don’t require 5G should use the Nokia C31. If you don’t require 5G connectivity, Nokia offers the C31 mid-range phone, which features a 6.75-inch screen that is even larger. It has a toughened glass exterior and an LCD display with HD quality. A Unisoc 9863A1 processor with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage powers the system. A separate microSD card slot allows for up to 256GB of additional storage.
Advertisement The 13MP primary camera, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor on the Nokia C31 all impressive. A 5MP selfie camera is housed in the display’s U-shaped notch. This phone’s 5,050mAh battery provides power, however the charging speed is merely 10W. The older micro-USB port is also retained.
Other features include a twin nano-SIM slot, a 3.5mm audio connector, an FM radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and an IP52 classification for dust and water protection. The Nokia C31 comes pre-installed with Android 12 and will receive updates for two years. The device is offered today for a starting price of 240 ($240) and is available in Charcoal, Cyan, and Mint hues.
Advertisement A TABLET, A PAIR OF TWS EARBUDS, AND A WIRELESS SPEAKER WERE ALSO RELEASED BY NOKIA. The Nokia T21 Android tablet was also introduced by Nokia today. It has a 10.4-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2,000 × 1,200 pixels. The gadget is powered by a Unisocs T612 chipset, and Nokia offers 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It has two 8MP cameras, one on the front and one on the back. The tablet has a hybrid slot that can accommodate two nano-SIMs or a SIM plus a microSD card with a maximum capacity of 512GB. It also supports optional 4G connectivity.
Android 12 is preinstalled on the Nokia T21. Two significant Android OS updates (up to Android 14) and three years of monthly security updates for the tablet are promised by the firm. A 3.5mm headphone connection, an 8,200mAh battery with 18W charging through USB Type-C, and an IP52 designation for dust and water resistance are also included in the package. The tablet has Netflix HD certification, making it suitable for watching movies and other material.
The Wi-Fi-only form of the Nokia T21 tablet costs 130 ($130) and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Other versions’ prices are not known. It will debut today.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro are a new set of TWS earbuds from Nokia. They feature hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and have a battery life of up to 36 hours. Due to its 13mm neodymium drivers and IPX4 classification, the earbuds can be used in light rain. Additionally, Bluetooth 5.2 with multipoint connectivity and Fast pair capability are included. Later this month, the buds will be offered in a few stores for 100 ($100).
Nokia also offers the covered if you want a wireless speaker that is portable. The business is introducing a reasonably priced speaker that is 90 x 90 x 74mm in size and weighs 225g. It has a single 5W driver (45mm) and can play continuously for 22 hours. This speaker offers an IPX7 rating and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. Nokia set the pricing at $55 (USD).