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The Nokia G20 involves the US for $ 199 and has a “3-day” battery life

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  • The Nokia G20 will be released in the US on July 1st. It is available in dark blue and white.

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  • The back. It’s plastic.

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  • On this side you get a volume rocker and a fingerprint sensor on the side.

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  • There is a Google Assistant button and a SIM / MicroSD slot on this side.

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  • Look at the tiny camera hump.

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The newest Nokia phone from HMD in the US is the Nokia G20. This may sound like an international get-together of the world’s smartphone leaders, but it’s an actual device that arrives in the US on July 1 for just $ 199. For this low price, the phone doesn’t look bad.

Specifications include a 6.5-inch 1600 × 720 LCD; a Mediatek G35 SoC; 4GB RAM; 64 GB memory; and a 5050 mAh battery. HMD says a full charge provides “three days of battery life”. There is a USB-C port for charging with 10 W, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a side fingerprint reader, a microSD slot, NFC, WLAN up to 802.11n and a hardware Google Assistant button, as well as the usual performance and volume buttons.

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It is noteworthy when an Android phone hits the US market without a Qualcomm processor. The G20 gets the Mediatek G35 SoC, a 12 nm chip with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores – four with 2.3 GHz and four with 1.8 GHz. An equivalent Qualcomm SoC would be the Snapdragon 439.

Embedded in the plastic back of the phone is a thin camera hump with four cameras: a 48 MP main camera, a 5 MP wide-angle camera, a 2 MP “depth” camera, and a 2 MP “macro” camera. That seems way too many cameras for a $ 200 phone (have you considered a good camera instead?), And these 2 MP shooters are usually just for looks and marketing purposes.

The phone comes with Android 11 and HMD promises two years of major operating system updates and three years of monthly security updates. We can’t promise the updates will arrive quickly, but at $ 200, this is still the best updating policy you can get. The closest US competition from Nokia is the slightly more expensive OnePlus Nord N200. For $ 240, you get a nice upgrade to a 90 Hz screen, but you also get a poor update plan with a major operating system update and three years of non-monthly, semi-regular security updates. If you rewrite the pricing tables, your next major milestone would be the aging $ 349 Pixel 4a.

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