Nokia unveils six new phones, new wireless buds and an MVNO
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones and accessories, has just announced six new smartphones – Nokia X20, Nokia X10, Nokia G20, Nokia G10, Nokia C20 and Nokia C10 – under its new naming strategy.
X-series launches with Nokia X20 and Nokia X10
Sitting proudly at the top of the new portfolio is the Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 which are both powered by the latest Snapdragon 480 5G chipset. It comes with three years of security and software updates, Android 11 straight out of the box, ZEISS Optics and a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display. Both the X20 and X10 also come with a 100% compostable case in the sales box which Nokia says is “designed to be tough on the ground but soft on the earth, it reduces waste, helping X-series go the distance.”
The Nokia X20 comes with a 32MP front camera and 64MP quad camera on the rear as well as an all-new Dual Sight feature that will activate two cameras simultaneously so you can capture multiple sides or multiple angles of the story.
The X10 features a 48MP quad-camera with Cinematic capture, is complemented with what Nokia says is a full suite of pro editing tools.
Florian Seiche, CEO, HMD Global: “Today is more momentous than a regular product launch. The past 12 months have no doubt been challenging, yet they also gave us a moment to pause, think and prepare for the next big step in our start-up journey. As a Finnish company, our approach to technology and business is human-first and that is reflected in this new smartphone range. We want people to love their phones. The launch of HMD Mobile – a milestone in our journey to a holistic provider of all things mobile – amplifies this, and it is only the beginning. We want you to trust that we put security at the heart of everything we do – Nokia smartphones come with security and software updates for extra peace of mind. And we want people to keep their phones for longer, thanks to our signature durability.”
G-series launches with Nokia G20 and Nokia G10
Featuring on both phones in the G-range is the three-day battery life – the longest yet on a Nokia smartphone. The Nokia G20 also comes with three years of monthly security updates and two years of OS updates. Both the G20 and G10 boast improved security thanks to face and side fingerprint unlock and a 6.5-inch teardrop display with brightness boost.
The Nokia G20 packs a 48MP camera and immersive OZO surround audio, while the G10 has a triple rear camera and “advanced imaging with AI-enhanced shooting modes.”
Stephen Taylor, CMO, HMD Global: “For our team, innovative thinking is about unlocking high-value experiences to those who may have not had access to them before. Millions of people rely on a Nokia device for their everyday needs, from basic connectivity, to payments and creativity. We care about people trusting their phone. That’s why our industry-leading security offering runs across the new X, G and C ranges – everyone deserves to feel safe. We care about people keeping their phone for longer. These products are built to last inside and out, thanks to our upgrade promises and superior durability. And we want people to continue to love their phone. The X-series allows us to offer the benefits of our high-end partnerships with Qualcomm and ZEISS Optics. Finding that perfect balance between specs and affordability is what the G-series is all about. The C-series, meanwhile, thrives on delivering ultra-high value tech to the smartphone market. I’m proud of the niche we’ve carved within this extremely competitive market.”
C-series adds Nokia C20 and Nokia C10
The latest additions to the popular C-series range include features like a 6.5-inch HD+ display, Android 11 (Go edition) and durability with quarterly security updates for two years.
The Nokia C20 is an ultra-high value smartphone that comes with standout features that include the front and rear LED flash to capture those special moments even in low-light.
Nokia’s C10 is the most affordable device in the new portfolio and features HDR cameras on the front and back, an HD+ display and 2 years of quarterly security updates.
HMD Mobile builds on the success of HMD Connect
Entering its very first market as an independent mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), HMD Mobile follows the success of the brand’s global roaming solution, HMD Connect which launched in March 2020. The new service launches in the UK this month, with gradual global roll-out planned.
Janne Lehtosalo, VP of Services, HMD Global: “HMD Mobile is built on the foundation of trust, simplicity and flexibility where you only pay for the features you will use every day with no fixed-term subscriptions or premiums. This momentous launch presents our ambition to become the ultimate one-stop-shop for all your mobile needs.”
Nokia audio accessories range expanded with Nokia Lite Earbuds
Featuring easy-to-learn touch controls for music, voice assistant and calls, Nokia Lite Earbuds go on sale globally today. The pocket-size case will carry around six additional charges, equivalent to 36 hours of playback, to the buds.