HMD Global Unveils Budget-Friendly 5G Smartphone: Nokia G42

HMD Global has just introduced the Nokia G42 5G, a budget-friendly 5G smartphone aimed at the Indian market. While it may not offer the most high-end performance, this device packs impressive specs, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ SoC, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage. Running on Android 13 out of the box, it promises to receive two major OS updates, ensuring support up to Android 15. Let’s delve into the specifications and pricing of this new smartphone.

Launched on September 11, the Nokia G42 5G is the latest addition to Nokia’s G-series, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ SoC. It boasts a triple rear camera setup, led by a 50-megapixel primary sensor, and is powered by a powerful 5,000mAh battery. Notably, the Nokia G42 5G is proudly manufactured in India and will soon be available for purchase on Amazon, providing Indian consumers with an affordable entry into the world of 5G smartphones. This handset initially made its debut in select markets in June earlier this year.

Nokia G42 5G: A Quick Look at the Impressive Specifications:

  • Operating System: Android 13 with two years of promised OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates.
  • Display: 6.56-inch HD+ LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate and 560 nits peak brightness, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Processor: Octa-core Snapdragon 480+ SoC.
  • RAM: Up to 6GB with virtual expansion capability of up to 11 GB.
  • Storage: 128GB onboard storage.
  • Camera Setup: Triple rear camera setup, including a 50-megapixel primary sensor and two 2-megapixel sensors. Front camera: 8-megapixel sensor.
  • Connectivity: 5G, GPS, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, e-compass, proximity sensor, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication.
  • Durability: IP52-rated build for dust and water resistance.
  • Powerful Battery: Equipped with a 5,000mAh battery for long-lasting usage.
  • Fast Charging: Supports 20W wired fast charging to quickly top up the battery.
  • Impressive Playback Time: Capable of delivering up to three days of playback time on a single charge.
  • Compact Dimensions: Measures 165×8.55×75.8mm for a comfortable and handy form factor.
  • Lightweight Design: Weighs only 193.8 grams, ensuring portability and ease of use.
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Nokia G42 5G Pricing and Availability

  • Affordable Price: The Nokia G42 5G is competitively priced at just Rs. 12,599 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.
  • Colour Choices: Available in stylish So Grey and So Purple colour options.
  • Sale Date: Indian customers can purchase the Nokia G42 5G starting September 15, exclusively on Amazon.

In Europe, the phone was initially launched in June with a price tag of EUR 199 (approximately Rs. 20,800) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model.