Nokia releases its first self-repairing 5G smartphone

Author: Editorial
event 30.06.2023.
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HMD Global, the authorized manufacturer of Nokia smartphones, has launched its latest device, the Nokia G42 5G, notable as Nokia’s first user-repairable phone.

The standout feature of the Nokia G42 is its QuickFix repairability, which enables users to easily replace damaged components like screens, batteries, and charging ports. By collaborating with the website iFixit, Nokia ensures that affordable replacement parts and comprehensive manuals are readily accessible, simplifying the repair process.

Priced at 199 GBP (approx. 230 EUR), the Nokia G42 5G will initially be available in Europe, featuring an eye-catching “So Purple” color option. The smartphone will be released through Nokia’s online stores starting from June 29, initially only in the UK and select regions.

In terms of specifications, the Nokia G42 5G features a unique QuickFix design with a rear panel made from 65% recycled materials. It sports a 6.56-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720×1612 pixels and a smooth 90Hz refresh rate. To protect the screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is included for added durability.

Under the “hood”, the Nokia G42 5G is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ chipset, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 5GB of virtual RAM support. It offers 128GB of internal storage, expandable up to 1TB using a microSD card.

Running on the Android 13 operating system, Nokia promises to provide up to two years of OS updates for the device. Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the triple rear camera setup, consisting of a 50MP primary camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. For impressive selfies, the Nokia G42 5G includes an 8MP front camera with a dedicated night mode.

Furthermore, the Nokia G42 5G possesses an IP52 rating, making it resistant to water and dust. The smartphone is equipped with a robust 5000 mAh battery and supports 20W fast charging.

With the introduction of the Nokia G42 5G, the company demonstrates its commitment to user-friendly experiences and sustainability. The phone’s user-repairable feature, combined with its competitive specifications, positions this device as an appealing choice in the mid-range smartphone market.


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