Nokia HMD Global announced three new smartphones on Saturday: the Nokia G22, C32, and C22. These are affordable phones that do not support fifth generation networks, and their prices range between 129 and 199 euros.
The most striking of the three new Nokia phones is Nokia G22Where repairability is key. Consumers can do this themselves Multiple parts from their devices as needed, such as the screen, battery, and charging port. The Finnish manufacturer cooperates with the American company iFixit for the supply of spare parts, manuals and tools.
The intention is that users can use their devices for a longer period. “People value high-quality devices that last a long time,” said CEO Adam Ferguson. “The Nokia G22 is intentionally designed with a repairable design so you can use it for longer.”
Separate pieces for sale
Individual parts for the G22 can be purchased via iFixit for at least five years, which cost an average of around €50 each. For example, a new battery costs €29.95 and you pay €24.95 for a new USB-C charging port. When users repair a Nokia device using iFixit parts, tools and instructions, it is considered an authorized repair. Not at the expense of the manufacturer’s warranty.
Nokia G22 has a back made of 100 percent recycled plastic. HMD promises a three-year warranty on the device, three years of security updates, and two years of Android updates.
Three days of battery life
The G22 has a 6.5-inch HD+ display (1,600 x 720 pixels), Unisoc T606 processor, 50MP main camera, and an 8MP selfie camera. The 5,050mAh battery is said to be good for three days of battery life. The Nokia G22 with 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM is priced at €199 in the Netherlands.
The other two new devices from Nokias have two 6.5-inch HD+ displays and Unisoc 9863A1 chipset. The Nokia C32 has a 50MP main camera, a 2MP wide-angle camera, and an 8MP selfie camera. The device is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery and is splash and dust resistant with an IP52 rating. The C32 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage costs €149 in the Netherlands.
The Nokia C22 has lower quality cameras, including a 13MP main camera and 2GB of RAM. According to HMD, the device outperforms competitors in drop tests. The C22 costs €129 in other countries, but is not officially on the market in the Netherlands.
Produced in Europe
HDM also announced on Saturday that it will take steps this year to produce Nokia devices in Europe. Almost all smartphone manufacturers produce their devices in Asia, especially in China. Initially, these are “5G devices aimed at the business market,” says CEO Lars Silberbauer. He does not want to say in which European country it is produced.
“The Nokia brand has a proud history in the European market, and with this move we continue to strengthen our position as the only smartphone maker in Europe,” said Jean-François Barel, CEO of HMD Global.
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