Nokia has since replenished, or rather, renamed its lineup of phones.
The entry-level is named the C-series, followed by the G series and X series at the apex.
Now, the phones are being joined by the X20, which packs 5G radios. It makes it a member of the few 5G-capable phones that are available in Kenya – although the ultrafast speeds are far from seeing the light of the day for the masses.
The X20 can be purchased from Safaricom shops, Mobile Hub, Anisuma and Jumia stores and retails from KES 40,000.
As is usual, Nokia promises three years of monthly security updates, and two years of major OS overhauls. This effectively makes it a very interesting purchase for people who love their phones to be on the latest Android version available.
Other X20 features include ZEISS Optics branded quad snappers at the rear that should perform admirably.
Here are the rest of the phone’s specs:
WEIGHT: 220 g
SCREEN: 6.67”, GG5, 1080 x 2400 pixels
SOFTWARE: Android 11
CHIPSETS: S480 5G, Adreno 619
CAMERAS: 64 MP, 5 MP ultrawide, 2 MP macro, 2 MP depth sensor
SELFIE: 32 MP
BATTERY: 4470 mAh, 18W fast-charging
PRICE: From KES 40000
There is the XR20 that sits atop the X series, but we are not sure when it will make its way here.
Nokia also appears to have shifted its approach to selling 5G phones on its higher-end line and is also rooting for bigger cells and good software other than taking part in the specs battle.
We will have more to say once we get a chance to play with the device.
“Quality and refinement are hallmarks of the new X-series. With three years of Android TM upgrades, and three years of monthly security updates you can now keep your phone for even longer. With our most accessible 5G phone to date and aspirational and purposeful features, from the new Dual-Sight multi-camera mode to watermarking and colour grading tools, you can enjoy capturing and sharing life’s precious moments using lightning-fast 5G,” Gopher Ogembo, Senior Business Manager Kenya & East Africa HMD Global.