Nokia has a brand new entry-level smartphone with the G50 5G.
The Nokia G50 5G is for those who want a budget phone with an enormous screen. Its 6.81-inch display makes it one of the largest in its category. Albeit, it only has an HD+ resolution, so sharpness is not the best.
Like the X10 and X20, the G50 gets its 5G connectivity from the Snapdragon 480 chipset — one of the cheapest processors with the latest connectivity standard.
Besides 5G, the latest chip brings WiFi 6 connectivity on the device. USB Type-C and NFC are also on board.
Like its cousins, Nokia promises long after-sales support on the G50 5G. It will get 2 years of major OS updates and 3 years of monthly security patches. It ships with Android 11 out of the box.
Nokia could’ve used a larger battery on this enormous device but instead settled with a still-respectable 5,000mAh battery with 18W charging.
The Nokia G50 5G starts at EUR270 (around Php16,100) and will be available in select markets this October.
Nokia G50 5G Specs
- Android 11 (2 years OS updates, 3 years security patches)
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.82-inch HD+ IPS display, 1560 x 720 pixel resolution, 252ppi
- 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G octa-core processor
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- Adreno 619 GPU
- 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
- 8-megapixel front camera
- 48-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 5-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Headphone jack, Loudspeaker
- HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
- WiFi 6, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GALILEO, BDS
- FM Radio
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 173.8 x 77.7 x 8.9mm
- Weight: 220g
- Colors: Ocean Blue, Midnight Sun
- 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W fast charging