HMD Global has announced the local availability of one of its G series, the Nokia G20.
The Nokia G20 is one of two G series smartphones announced back in April.
While announcing its new smartphone lineup back then, HMD Global revealed that the G series would be focused on bringing to users some of the longest battery life it has to offer: in this case, 3 days.
Additionally, as we have become accustomed to on the Nokia-branded smartphones from HMD Global, there will be 3 years of guaranteed monthly security updates and at least 2 years of major Android operating system upgrades, thanks to being Android One devices.
The other G series device announced back in April, the Nokia G10, had been tipped for a launch “soon” last month and that is the last we heard of it. Has it since launched or is it still on the way?
The Nokia G20 features 6.5-inch HD+ display with a V-shape notch at the top.
Its standout feature is its 48-megapixel sensor which is backed by a 5-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a pair of 2-megapixel lenses for depth and taking macro shots. On the front is an 8-megapixel camera. OZO Audio is also included.
It has a 5,050mAh battery to enable the promised 3-day battery life.
There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor as well as a dedicated button for firing up the Google Assistant.
Connectivity for data transfer (also charging) is via the USB Type-C port at the bottom of the device.
It also has an IPX2 rating (it can resist water that hits it at a 15° angle or less – basically, very little/almost none waterproofing).
The device is available in Night and Glacier colours (see above image) and pricing starts at Kshs 19,000 for the base (4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage) model. Another variant, with double the storage, should cost a little more.
The device arrives running Android 11 but is “Android 12-ready”, according to HMD Global.