Nokia Mobile joins the Team Barbie with pink Nokia G42

When the Oppenheimer and Barbie movies hit cinemas, I was on Team Oppenheimer. However, I gathered the courage to check out Barbie, and I must say, the movie is surprisingly well-made.

It appears that Nokia Mobile was initially on Team Oppenheimer as well, with the Nokia G42 being released in darker So Gray and So Purple color variants. However, they’ve now joined Team Barbie since the Nokia G42 is also available in So Pink, resembling a Barbie phone.

The Barbie craze hasn’t altered the core of the phone. The new “So Pink” version of the Nokia G42 5G is still designed for easy repair. In the UK, it is priced at just £199 and can be purchased from the Nokia webshop at

The G42 boasts decent specs, and its price is only a fraction of what some flagship phones cost. For instance, you can fix its display yourself with a display repair kit priced at just £49.99, significantly cheaper than the cost of replacing a display on other, pricier phones.

Here are the basic specs of the Nokia G42 5G:

  • Name: Nokia G42 5G
  • Dimensions: 165.0 x 75. 8 x 8.55mm | Weight 193.8g
  • Display: 6.56” HD+ 20:9 (720 x 1612) | 90Hz refresh rate | Brightness 450 nits (typ.),  560 nits with brightness boost | Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 480+ 5G
  • Memory: 4/128, 6/128GB6 | Up to 5GB VRAM for memory extension | MicroSD card support up to 1TB | Google DriveTM
  • Cameras: 50 MP AF Main, f/1.8 + 2 MP Depth + 2 MP Macro | LED flash | Front: 8MP FF | Flash shot, Night mode 2.0, AI Portrait | OZO 3D audio capture
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax-ready | Bluetooth® 5.1 | GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BDS/Galileo |  | NFC
  • Ports: Type-C USB (USB 2.0)) | OTG | 3.5mm audio jack
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor | Proximity sensor | Accelerometer (G-sensor (3-axis)) | E-compass
  • Battery: 5000mAh, removable | >80% after 800 charging cycles3 | 20W fast charging support (QC3.0 & PD3.0)
  • Extra: IP52 | Biometric face unlock | Side fingerprint sensor | aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, aptX Classic | OZO Playback | Android Enterprise Recommended
  • OS: Android 13 | 2 years of OS upgrades
  • Price: £199