After reacquiring the Nokia brand from Microsoft in 2016, HMD Global is doing all that they can to get back their formal Glory. Nokia are everywhere in the mobile phone industry. They are currently leading the feature phones market. They are doing very well in the smartphone market and have already stepped up their game in the tablet market too. Today, they have unveiled two new smartphones onto the market. That is the Nokia X30 5G and the G60 5G. I will go ahead and throw more light on both devices in this article one after the other.
Let’s Talk About The Nokia X30 5G First
The Nokia X30 5G is a well finished 100% recycled aluminum frame with a plastic back cover. The back cover also constitute of 65% recycled materials. In fact, even the packaging box is made of 70% recycled materials according to Nokia.
Nokia X30 5G Specs
Nokia has put in quite a lot to make this device a very competitive midrange smartphone. The X30 5G spots a 6.43-inch AMOLED Display which runs smoothly with a 90Hz refresh rate. The FHD+ display peaks at 450nits of brightness, with a highest peak of 700nits. To make the display even stronger, the screen of the Nokia X30 5G also comes with the Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
The 50MP rear camera has a rectangular shaped camera bump that also has the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass. There is also a second camera lens that shoots a 123 degrees of ultrawide angle shots. At the front facing side, you will have your normal 16MP selfie camera.
The X30 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 chipset which gives it enough power to perform every task thrown at it. When it comes to the memory configuration, you get to choose from 2 UFS 2.2 storage options, 6GB RAM with 128GB and 8GB with 256GB.
With the X30, you get to enjoy Nokia’s “3-3-3 Promise”. This means Nokia gives you 3 years of major system update, 3 years of security update and 3 years of extended warranty. The Nokia X30 5G already comes with Android 12. With 3 years of update, this means you can enjoy from Android 12 upto Android 15.
This phones also draws it power source from a 4,200mAh battery, which promises to keep up most of the capacity after 800 charging cycles. For extra security and more flexibility in getting into your phone, you also have under display fingerprint scanner which works quite snappy.
The Nokia X30 5G will go on sale globally starting from this month with a price tag of $530. That is a very competitive midrange price. There are two colors to choose from. The Ice White and Cloudy Blue.
Now To The Nokia G60 5G
The Nokia G60 5G was launched together with the X30 5G. It comes as a younger brother to the X30 due to some slight downgrades. Even though the G60 uses the same Snapdragon 695 processor as the X30, there has been a slight decline in the memory configurations. You get to choose from a 4GB/64GM, 4GB /128GB or 6GB/128GB.
However, this one comes with a slight uphill of battery. Unlike the 4,200mAh in the X30, the G60 5G comes with a larger 4,500mAh. Another upgrade worth mentioning is the screen refresh rate of 120Hz instead of the 90Hz that came with its supposed big brother. The downside here is that, you get an LCD Display with a lower brightness of 400nits this time.
The G60 is also built with recycled materials like its bigger brother. The whole plastic back is made of 100% recycled materials while the plastic frame is also made of 60% recycled material. Nokia is also making users of the G60 enjoy their “3-3-3 Promise”. Which means you get to enjoy 3 years of continuous updates.
There has been a downgrade in the camera department as well. Starting from the front facing camera, you will have an 8MP dew drop notch selfie camera. You still have a 50MP main sensor at the back. The ultrawide sensor saw a downgrade to 5MP but you get a compensation here with a third camera. That is a depth sensor for taking quality portrait shots.
In terms of connectivity, you get two hybrid Nano SIM support with an option to use SD card in one of the slots. The eSIM support opens the door for using all two lines even when the SD card slots gets busy.
The Nokia G60 also has support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 as well as NFC (Near Field Communication).
This phone may have seen a marginal downgrades in various areas as compared to the X30. But the good news is that, the pricing saw a significant downgrade as well. It will also sell on the global market for as low as $320 starting from this month.
HMD Global (Nokia) Introduces Circular
What is circular? Circular is a new subscription service nokia has introduced for consumers of selected Nokia products. It basically focuses on smartphones and tablets, at least for now. Nokia has introduced an eco-friendly system that is intended to make sure you use your Nokia products for longer periods.
After few years of using the device, if you feel you do not need it anymore, you can send it back to Nokia. They then refurbish it for reselling, the donate it or if it is completely unusable, they recycle it to build new devices like how they did for the X30 and G60.
The good news about this is that, subscribers get to enjoy full device insurance. Whether your device breaks down or goes missing, just go to Nokia and they will replace it with a new one. Isn’t that a cool way of ensuring an eco-friendly environment and reducing pollution?
As new as this subscription service is, Nokia Circular will roll out from UK and Germany. It will then gradually spread its wings to other parts of the world gradually. If you happen to be in the UK or Germany, you can check from Nokia’s website if your device is eligible for the Nokia Circular.