Nokia Mobile continues its efforts to capture more market share in the U.S. by announcing new affordable entry-level and mid-range phones. The Finns launched the affordable Nokia G300 and Nokia X100 5G smartphones back in 2021, and now the portfolio of Nokia phones is expanding across all price points.
In the U.S., the new Nokia C100, Nokia C200, Nokia G100, Nokia G400 and Nokia 2760 Flip 4G models will be available, all priced under $250. Nokia is aiming to capture the market share left after LG pulled out of the US, and all the devices will be available as part of some carrier deals. In conquering the U.S. market, Nokia Mobile is relying on four key partners: TracFone Wireless, Inc, DISH Wireless, Consumer Cellular, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile.
Here is a look at what Nokia Mobile has to offer in the US. The G series brings a new design that looks generic. The design is adopted by many brands like Motorola, TCL, Vivo, Xiaomi and even some carrier phones like AT &T Fusion. The front comes with an outdated teardrop-shaped notch and a big chin on the front, while the camera module on the back has been relocated to the top left corner, as is now common on ODM-like budget phones.
Even though Nokia Mobile has not put much effort into the design, it has made some changes to the hardware specs and the G400 comes with a 120 HZ refresh rate on its large screen. The rest of the specs are pretty familiar, which is necessary to keep the price under $250 US.
The official announcement is still missing a lot of details as Nokia Mobile has not shared the hardware specs yet, but as soon as we get them, a post will follow.
The Nokia G400 5G smartphone will be available in Q2 at an MSRP of US$239. The phone is 5G ready thanks to the SD480 4350 Pro processor. The Nokia G400 will be available with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Its large display has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, making it the first Nokia smartphone with a refresh rate of more than 60 Hz. The Nokia G400 will be available from Tracfone, Boost and Consumer Cellular.
The Nokia G100 4G smartphone will be available in Q2 at an MSRP of $149. It features a 6.5-inch display ( HD +) and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset. It has a triple camera, a fingerprint sensor in the power button and a 5,000 mAh battery and will be available at both Tracfone and Boost.
The Nokia C200 4G smartphone will be available in Q2 at an MSRP of $119. This 4G smartphone is powered by an older MediaTek Helio A22 chipset. The phone has a relatively large 6.1-inch display ( HD +), 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery to keep it running longer.
The Nokia C100 4G smartphone will be available in the first quarter at an MSRP of $99. Like the Nokia C200, this smartphone will feature the MediaTek Helio A22 chipset but is housing a smaller 6.1-inch display, and will be available through Tracfone.
The Nokia 2760 Flip 4G feature phone will be available in the first quarter at an MSRP of $79. This is a new addition to the Nokia “Originals” series, and hopefully Nokia Mobile has done better than they did with the Nokia 6300. It is running KaiOS which means the essential social networking apps and WhatsApp are working well.
Here is what our Abdulla Zaki had to say on the latest Nokia device for the US market.
All of these phones are exclusive to the US market, and it is not yet known if they will be in stores in the rest of the world. The design of the G400 is similar to the latest Motorola and some carrier phones, which is understandable since Nokia Mobile will be competing with those brands in the US.
The Nokia X100 is definitely more of a Nokia device than the G400, and I like the design of the Nokia 2760 Flip. The question is can Nokia Mobile afford the design changes for the rest of the world.