HMD Global introduces 5 new Nokia phones for Ireland including new X & G Series devices
HMD Global, Nokia’s parent company, has just announced its biggest launch to date featuring five new smartphones – Nokia X20, Nokia X10, Nokia G20, Nokia G10 and Nokia C20. Coming in at the top of the new portfolio are the Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 devices which sit in the mid-range section of HMD Global’s overall smartphone portfolio of devices. Below is a quick summary of the key features of each of the new series.
Both the X10 and X20 are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor and come with three years of security and software updates which, as HMD Global highlighted as one of their key goals for these new handsets, they really want users to hold onto their phones for longer to help reduce the overall carbon emissions linked to smartphone manufacturing and general ‘e-waste’. Interestingly, both handsets will come with their own ‘100% compostable case’ in the retail box and, like Apple and Samsung, Nokia will not be including the wall charger with the X series devices.
Up front, there’s a 6.67” Full HD+ punch-hole display with the X20 packing a 32MP front camera and 64MP quad camera on the rear. It also supports the all-new Dual Sight feature will activate two cameras simultaneously so you can enable the front and one of the rear cameras at the same time for dual video recording.
On the rear of the X10, you’ll get a 48MP quad-camera set up which also has some tricks up its sleeve with additional cinematic editing tools for you budding filmographers out their who don’t have €1000+ for expensive camera equipment.
Up next is the G series, which sits more in the middle of this new portfolio announcement but still packs some respectable specs for their price points. As is tradition with the HMD Global’s Nokia phones, the new G series will come with three years of monthly security updates to help keep your data as secure as possible and two years of OS updates. The G20 and G10 also include face and side fingerprint unlock and a 6.5” Full HD+ teardrop display with a handy brightness boost.
The G20 in particular boasts a 48MP camera on the rear and Nokia’s own OZO Surround Sound audio capture tech. The Nokia G10 packs its own triple camera set up on the rear along with ‘AI-enhanced shooting modes’ which we need to learn more about.
Both the G10 and G20 have 5,050 mAh batteries, the largest of any Nokia so far. This extends the usual battery life promise from 2 days to 3 days. Both phones support – and come bundled with – 10W chargers.
Finally, as the entry level device, the new Nokia C20 comes with a similar Full HD+ display with an LED flash on both the rear and front of the device to capture well lit Selfie shots.
Pricing and availability
- The Nokia X20 will be available in Ireland starting mid May in Midnight Sun and Nordic Blue colour options, and comes in 6/128GB and 8/128GB configurations. Available from Nokia.com and Harvey Norman, from €349 sim free
- The Nokia X10 will be available in Ireland in June in Forest, and comes in 6/64GB configuration. Available from Nokia.com and Harvey Norman from €299
- The Nokia G20 will be available in Ireland starting in June in Night, and comes in 4/64GB Available from Tesco and Eir, from €149
- The Nokia G10 will be available in Ireland in June, in Night and Dusk colour options and comes in 3/32GB configuration. Available on Nokia.com from €119
- The Nokia C20 will be available in Ireland in June in Sand and Dark Blue in 1/16GB. Available on Nokia.com from €89