HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded smartphones, has announced the Nokia G42. This mid-range smartphone is HMD’s first self-repairable 5G phone thanks to the company’s partnership with iFixit. HMD grants you access to original parts and a smartphone repair guide for five years.
The smartphone features a recycled plastic back cover, a 50 MP main camera, a 2 MP macro camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front is a 6.56-inch IPS display with HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The device is based on the Snapdragon 480+ chipset, which is accompanied by 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 128GB of storage expandable with a microSD card.
The Nokia G42 runs Android 13, with HMD guaranteeing two years of operating system updates and three years of monthly security updates. The smartphone’s 5,000mAh battery supports 20W fast charging and HMD says it will last up to three days with average use. After 800 charging cycles, the battery retains 80% of its original capacity.
Other features of the smartphone include IP52 certification, which means protection against dust and splashing water, the presence of a headphone jack and a fingerprint scanner on the side.
The Nokia G42 is available in purple and gray, starting at €249 for the 6GB/128GB version. The 4GB version will be available in selected European markets for €229. As for the prices of spare parts, for example, a new screen costs 50 euros.