What simply occurred? Nokia has introduced right this moment a brand new initiative and a brand new telephone to go together with it: the Nokia G22 with QuickFix repairability. It is the primary of a brand new line of telephones designed from its conception to be repairable and have an extended life.
Made with a recycled plastic shell and designed to be repaired by its house owners at their desks, the Nokia G22 proclaims to be probably the most environmentally-friendly telephone from a family title but. It’s going to launch in two weeks on March 8 within the UK, most of Europe, and another non-US markets. It is set to price £149.99 / €179 or in regards to the equal of $185 USD, tax inclusive.
Nokia has partnered with iFixit to supply restore guides and promote the instruments and components required to swap out the battery, charging port, and display. Nokia guarantees to maintain these components stocked for the subsequent 5 years. It additionally says that performing a restore in accordance with a information and with official components counts as a licensed restore, so it will not void the guarantee.
Adam Ferguson, the pinnacle of product at HMD (the Finnish firm that owns the rights to the Nokia model) was prepared to place his cash the place his mouth was in entrance of a reside viewers of journalists final week.
He pulled aside and swapped the battery out of a G22 in beneath 5 minutes throughout his presentation, remarking that it could’ve taken an hour and a half to do the identical to a previous-gen telephone. When requested, he mentioned that it could take about 20 minutes to interchange the display.
Stated display is a 6.52″ 720p LCD with a 90 Hz refresh charge that prices £44.99 ($54 USD) to interchange. A brand new battery prices £22.99 ($27 USD) and a brand new USB-C port meeting prices £18.99 ($23 USD) and all of the instruments required ought to price about £5.
The battery has 5,050 mAh of capability — three days’ value of battery life based on Nokia — and will be charged with 20 W quick charging through the aforementioned port.
Underneath the hood is a Unisoc T606 SoC with two A75 cores and 6 A55 cores, 4 GB of RAM, and the selection between 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. Across the again is a 50 MP digicam flanked by a 2 MP macro lens and a 2 MP depth sensor, and adorning the teardrop notch on the entrance is an 8 MP selfie cam. There’s additionally an audio jack. Sadly, the Nokia G22 hasn’t been up to date with Android 13 but and continues to be on model 12.
Nokia additionally introduced a pair of price range telephones of standard repairability; the C32, which is similar to the G22; and the C22, which is much more budget-friendly. Nokia additionally commented on its ongoing plans to start out manufacturing a portion of its units in Europe: it hasn’t acquired an meeting line working but but it surely hopes to start out making 5G telephones there this yr.
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