Another week, another Nokia smartphone. This time around, it is the Nokia X20.
Hot on the heels of making the Nokia X10 available, HMD Global is now availing its slightly better sibling.
Slightly, because there are very minute differences between the two devices. They are both 5G devices, they both spot 6.67-inch Full HD+ displays, they are both powered by the same chipset (the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G) and have the same battery unit (4,470mAh). Oh, and they are powered by Android 11 and, being Android One smartphones like other Nokia devices, have the same updates guarantees.
The minor differences are the megapixel count on the main cameras on the front and back, at 64 megapixels and 32 megapixels respectively, which is an upgrade to the 48 and 8-megapixel sensors found on the Nokia X10. The ultra-wide, macro and depth sensors remain unchanged, just like pretty much of the X20 when compared to the X10.
The Nokia X20 also gets more RAM – 8GB. There is still a 6GB RAM variant, the base model.
As such, the difference in pricing between the two is not huge with the Nokia X20 starting at Kshs 40,000, Kshs 5,000 above the base model Nokia X10.
What HMD Global has done with the Nokia X series in Kenya is offer those looking to get a 5G smartphone more choices at, arguably, affordable prices (compared to the alternatives from Samsung and Huawei).