The Nokia G20 comes to the US for $199, packs a “3-day” battery life

HMD’s newest Nokia cellphone to hit the US is the Nokia G20. Which may sound like an international meeting of world smartphone leaders, but it surely’s an precise machine arriving within the US on July 1 for simply $199. For this low worth level, the cellphone does not look dangerous.

The specs embody a 6.5-inch, 1600×720 LCD; a Mediatek G35 SoC; 4GB of RAM; 64GB of storage; and a 5050 mAh battery. HMD says a full cost will present “three-day battery life.” There is a USB-C port for 10 W charging, a Three.5 mm headphone jack, a facet fingerprint reader, a microSD slot, NFC, Wi-Fi as much as 802.11n, and a hardware Google Assistant button, together with the same old energy and quantity buttons.

It is notable when an Android cellphone launches within the US with out a Qualcomm processor. The G20 will get the Mediatek G35 SoC, a 12 nm chip with eight ARM Cortex A53 cores—4 at 2.Three GHz and 4 at 1.eight GHz. An equal Qualcomm SoC could be one thing just like the Snapdragon 439.

Embedded within the cellphone’s plastic again is a skinny digital camera bump containing 4 cameras: a 48 MP primary digital camera, a 5 MP wide-angle, a 2 MP “depth” digital camera, and a 2 MP “macro” digital camera. That looks like method too many cameras for a $200 cellphone (have you ever thought of one good digital camera as an alternative?), and these 2 MP shooters are normally only for seems to be and advertising and marketing functions.

The cellphone comes with Android 11, and HMD guarantees two years of main OS updates and three years of month-to-month safety updates. We will not promise the updates will arrive quickly, however at $200, that is nonetheless the most effective replace coverage you will get. Nokia’s closest US competitors is the marginally costlier OnePlus Nord N200. For $240, you get a pleasant improve to a 90 Hz display, however you additionally get a poor replace plan of 1 main OS replace and three years of non-monthly, semi-regular safety updates. Working up the pricing charts, your subsequent main landmark could be the growing old Pixel 4a at $349.