HMD has presented two phones and a tablet. The more expensive of the two models, the X30, is the manufacturer’s first smartphone without an adapter in the box. According to the manufacturer, this is necessary to reduce e-waste.
In addition, omitting the adapter allows for smaller packaging, which means less CO2 emissions during transport, Nokia reports. Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi and Google, among others, already omitted the adapter. Fairphone has not supplied an adapter for much longer. They all cited the reduction of e-waste as the reason, although the benefit is limited. It is obvious that smartphone makers find it attractive that some of the users have to buy a separate adapter with their phone and therefore spend extra money.
The X30 gets three years of upgrades and updates from HMD, which is at or below average in the phone’s price range. HMD has equipped the device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695-soc with 5G support. Depending on the version, the phone has 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
The screen is a 6.43″ OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 20:9 ratio. The resolution comes out at 2400×1080 pixels. There is a hole at the top of the screen for the 16-megapixel front camera with a sensor of about 16 square meters. millimeters and an f/2.4 lens.
The primary camera on the back has an area of 50 square millimeters and a resolution of 50 megapixels. HMD calls it a PureView camera, after the PureView phones from years ago. It has optical image stabilization and an f/1.8 lens. Filming is possible up to 1080p at 60fps, a limitation of the soc used. The second camera has an ultra-wide angle lens and a resolution of 13 megapixels.
The device of 158.9×73.9×8.0mm and 185g has a 4200mAh battery on board that can be charged with 33W. The phone will be released at the end of September. The 6GB variant costs 519 euros, the 8GB version should cost 549 euros.
Like the X30, the G60 has a Snapdragon 695 soc. The device has a 6.58″ LCD with a refresh rate of 120Hz and the same 2400×1080 pixels as resolution. The phone is also slightly larger at 166x76x8.6mm and slightly heavier at 190g. On the other hand, the battery with 4500mAh has slightly more capacity. , although charging with 20W is slower.
The X60 has variants with 64GB and 128GB of storage, but that can be expanded with a micro-SD card up to 1TB. The primary camera has the same resolution of 50 megapixels, but the sensor is much smaller at 20mm². There is a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a depth sensor. In the notch of the screen is an 8-megapixel camera.
The phone also gets three years of upgrades and updates and does include an adapter in the box. The phone costs 329 euros for the version with 4GB memory and 64GB of storage, while the variant with 6GB memory and 128GB storage costs four tens more and comes out at 369 euros.
In addition to the two phones, Nokia also presents a tablet. The T21 has a 10.4 “screen with 2000×1200 pixels and runs on a Unisoc T612 soc. It comes with Android 12 and gets two OS upgrades. The tablet has a starting price of 249 euros.