On Tuesday, HMD Global took the wraps off the Nokia T20 tablet that was announced back in October.
The Nokia T20 is the first of devices we expect to see under the brand new T-series, according to HMD Global.
“Over the past year, we noticed the increase in hybrid working and online learning, as well as the growing use of social media, video-calling platforms and streaming services – leading to an increase in the appetite for tablets, which grew an impressive 53% in Q1 from 2020 to 2021. So, we created HMD Global’s first-ever Nokia tablet to address people’s changing needs and their desire for versatile technology and features,” HMD Global’s Senior Business Manager for Kenya and East Africa, Gopher Ogembo, revealed during the device’s launch in Nairobi.
The Nokia T20 tablet is going for Kshs 30,000.
Locally, it is going head-to-head with other tablets from the likes of Samsung and Huawei as well as many generic brands from Asia that have flooded the market.
In the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, according to research firm IDC, Samsung remains the market leader with 30% market share, followed by Apple (25%) and Lenovo (20%). Android is the dominant platform in the region with over 70% market share.
The Nokia T20 features a 10.4-inch 2K display, a pair of 5 and 8-megapixel front and rear cameras respectively, 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage and an 8,200mAh battery. It is powered by the unfamiliar Unisoc Tiger T610 chipset and runs on Android 11, the “pure” version of it as is the case with all Nokia devices.
Additionally, it has an IP52 rating meaning that any dust ingested by the device, up to a certain level, will not interfere with the functionality and neither will dropping water.
The device is certified for the Android Enterprise Recommended program and, for those who’d wish to buy it for their kids, Google Kids Space, which aims to make it safe for children to use such devices and discover and consume appropriate content, is in tow.
HMD Global is promising 2 years of operating system upgrades and 3 years of security updates to buyers of the tablet.