Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 is on, and HMD Global has announced four new Nokia smartphones. For the first time, we are seeing a Nokia smartphone with 120H refresh rate. The announced smartphones are Nokia G400, Nokia G100, Nokia C200, and Nokia C100. All four of them run Android 12 out of the box.
All of these phone will be heading to the United States, where they will be available on some carriers before the end of Quarter 1, 2022. But as we have seen with Nokia phones in recent times, these phones will also likely make it to international markets later.
Nokia G400 5G Specs and Price
This is the most capable and most exciting of the new smartphones. For starters, the G400 is the first Nokia smartphone with a 120H display. The display is 6.6 inches (16.76 centimetres) in size and has a water drop notch. In addition, it is a 5G smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chipset. It looks like HMD Global purchased this chip in huge quantities, as it keeps popping up inside almost all new 5G Nokia smartphones.
We wish we would see something more capable at some point, though. And sooner than later. It cannot hurt to see Snapdragon 750 and 765 chipsets instead of the SD 480. That extra power for better performance cannot hurt.
There is 6 GB RAM and 128 GB built-in storage, both of which are good choices for a mid-range Android phone. And it ships with stock Android 12 and comes with Nokia’s promise of 2 years of major Android updates. There is a triple camera setup at the rear, with a 48MP main sensor coupled with 5MP ultrawide and 2MP macro lenses.
It is good to see HMD Global depart from the circular rear camera module that we have seen for some time on its models. It is time Nokia starts playing around and come up with some catchy designs, as part of drumming up excitement for the brand.
How much does the Nokia G400 cost? $239 in the US. We will wait to see where else it shows up and how much it will cost there.
Nokia G100 Specs and Price
The G100 has a slightly smaller 6.5-inch screen. There is no high refresh rate in the picture here. You do get a triple camera setup at the rear side, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 5,000 mAh battery. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset. Nokia G100 will sell for $149 in the USA.
Nokia C200 Specs and Price
The C200 is in entry-level territory. It has a 6.1-inch display, is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, and has a 4,000 mAh battery to keep the lights on. It has a single rear camera. Price in the United States is $119.
Nokia C100 Specs and Price
Nokia C100 is a twin of the C200. It has a smaller, yet-to-be specified screen, MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of built-in storage memory, a 4000mAh battery, and a single rear camera. It is priced at $99 only.
All four new Nokia phones will be available on US prepaid carriers like Tracfone, Boost Mobile, and Consumer Cellular in Q1, 2022.