Nokia Revamps Budget Phone Lineup With Six New Models
Posted: March 21,2023
HMD Global, the company behind Nokia’s mobile brand, has recently released six new budget smartphones: the X20, X10, G20, G10, C20, and C10.
The devices are split into three categories: the X20 and X10 occupy the ‘premium’ budget segment, while the C20 and C10 are the cheapest models in the lineup. The prices start at $89 for the C10 and go up to $415 for the top-of-the-range X20 device.
"Finding that perfect balance between specs and affordability is what the G-series is all about,” according to HMD Global’s chief of marketing, Stephen Taylor. “The C series, meanwhile, thrives on delivering ultra-high value tech to the smartphone market,” he added.
If you’re after a more upper midrange product, the X20 and X10 are compelling alternatives to budget-friendly Chinese brands like Xiaomi and TCL. They both run on Android 11, sporting Qualcomm’s latest budget 5G chip, the Snapdragon 480. They also have 6.67-inch screens with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels and weigh roughly the same (220g for X20, 210g for X10).
Per Nokia’s tradition for quality camera phones, Carl Zeiss provides optics for both models. The X20 sports a 64 MP quad-camera setup at the back and a 32 MP snapper for selfies, while the X10 offers a 48 MP quad-camera setup at the back and an 8 MP sensor up front.
Regardless of which phone you choose, Nokia promises its signature dedication to security and durability will have you using the phones for years to come. "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," said Florian Seiche, HMD Global’s chief executive officer.
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With a degree in humanities and a knack for the history of tech, Jovan was always interested in how technology shapes both us as human beings and our social landscapes. When he isn't binging on news and trying to predict the latest tech fads, you may find him trapped within the covers of a generic 80s cyberpunk thriller.