Nokia unveils new phones, including a $ 239 model with 5G connection, a 120Hz display, and a larger battery.

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Nokia unveils new phones, including a $ 239 model with 5G connection, a 120Hz display, and a larger battery.

The Nokia G400 might be the best phone of the four smartphones even though it is priced at only $239. For that price, you are getting a phone that supports 5G connectivity while compatible with T-Mobile, TracFone, Dish Wireless, and Consumer Cellular. The G400 sports a 6.6-inch display with an FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Nokia 9 PureView never received the update to Android 11 that it was supposed to receive – Nokia introduces new phones including a $239 model with 5G support, 120Hz screen and huge battery.

The Nokia C200 will run you $119 and carry a 6.1-inch display. A 4000mAh capacity battery keeps the lights on. And the C100 will run you just $99 for a handset sporting a small 5.45-inch display, a primary camera that weighs in at 8MP, and a 3000mAh capacity battery. Other specs have yet to be announced including which chipsets will be found inside these models, but recent Nokia smartphones have included features such as 3.5mm earphone jacks, dedicated Google Assistant buttons, expandable storage, and dual SIM capabilities.

The executive pointed out that last year, Nokia was not a participant in the Android 11 beta program and it also had a large portfolio of phones that it had to work on. HMD finished number 10 for Android update speed in early 2021, down sharply from its fourth-place position in early 2020. But things are improving as the Nokia X20 received the Android 12 update fairly quickly.

As we are on the subject of Nokia, during an interview with Android Authority, HMD CMO Stephan Taylor admitted that it screwed up the Android 11 update. Not only was the company slow to release updates for its phones, but it also failed to release Android 11 for the Nokia 9 PureView. Explaining why it was unable to disseminate the update to that model, a previously issued statement blamed “incompatibilities between the camera and software [that] would heavily detract from the user experience, which would not meet our high standards.”

Story Highlights

  • Five new low-cost Nokia handsets, including a feature phone for seniors, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 2760 Flip is the latter model, and it will be available sometime this quarter. A pair of mid-range “G”-series models and two extremely low-cost “C”-series models are among the four smartphones announced. For a $239 phone, the Nokia G400 boasts an excellent feature sheet. Despite its low price of $239, the Nokia G400 may be the best of the four smartphones. You receive a phone that supports 5G connectivity and is compatible with T-Mobile, TracFone, Dish Wireless, and Consumer Cellular for that amount. The G400 has a 6.6-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and an FHD+ resolution.

  • The Nokia 9 PureView never received the update to Android 11 that it was supposed to receive. Considering the price, this phone is loaded. It features a 48MP primary camera and a hefty 5000mAh battery. It comes with 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage and is pre-installed with Android 12. Not a bad spec sheet at all for the price. The Nokia G100 will carry a $149 tag and for that price, you are not getting 5G support. What you are buying is a handset with a 6.5-inch HD+ display sporting a lower refresh rate (possibly 90Hz), 4G connectivity, and perhaps 4GB of memory. Both the G400 and G100 should reach store shelves during the first half of this year.

Taylor says, “But I think as we move forward, certainly on the global perspective, we’ve got a more focused level of device (sic), and we’re already in the beta program with Android 12. So yeah, bit humbled by how we did with Android 11, but I think we’ll get onto the front foot again.” For many years, Nokia was the leading mobile phone manufacturer in the business. In fact, by 1998 it was the leader. In 2007, the year that the iPhone was unveiled and later released by Apple, Nokia owned 49.4% of the industry.

The next year, 2008, that percentage dropped to 43.7%, then 41.1%. By 2010, Nokia’s share dropped to 34.2% and continued to go south. By the fourth quarter of 2020, the company had a microscopic global smartphone market share of 0.7%. Most analysts blamed Nokia for being complacent which allowed Apple to disrupt the market with the iPhone.