Nokia G10 appears on Geekbench, and it’s not a gaming phone

Nokia G10
Nokia G10 as found on the SIRIM database.

The Nokia G10 has been making rounds online these past few days. Details about the device first appeared on a Russian website, which was later followed by rumors about the whole series overhaul, and the phone’s appearance on the SIRIM certification database in Malaysia.

All these leaks point out that the Nokia G10 may debut as the first Nokia device under Nokia Mobile to adapt the letter series. Some websites then started rumors about the “G” moniker, which according to them, may mean, “Gaming”.

However, gaming is a total niche market for smartphones, and so far, only Razer and ASUS ROG are brave enough to target that niche. And even so, both brands only found decent success in that category. Furthermore, we don’t even think Nokia Mobile has enough resources to target risky niches with no possible return.

Today, Geekbench debunked all these rumors, revealing all the key specification of the Nokia G10. The benchmark was first spotted by Twitter handle Mukul Sharma, but we failed to locate the exact listing. With that said, shout out to Yogi Agustinus for digging it through the Geekbench database for us.

According to the benchmarking website, the Nokia G10 will be powered by MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762), paired with 3GB of RAM, and Android 11 out of the box. This is not something we expect to see for a 2021 smartphone (though we are not that surprised anymore), but if Nokia Mobile will be able to price this at the lowest possible, it may still appeal to some markets.

The MediaTek Helio P22 was launched back in 2018. It supports up to 720p HD+ display, eMMC 5.1 for storage, and up to 6GB of LPDDR3/LPDDR4x RAM. This is also a 4G chipset, which debunks rumors about the budget 5G devices from Nokia Mobile. Although we are still hopeful that it will come later this year. As for the camera, the Helio P22 only supports dual 13MP+8MP module.

Nokia Mobile already started sending invites for their event on April 8. Hopefully, Nokia G10 will not be the only Nokia smartphone we are going to see in the event. 🚀🌑