Joining Nokia’s G-series including the company’s X10 and X20 in using the Snapdragon 480 chipset, Nokia officially announces its latest 5G Smartphone – Nokia G50 with a triple rear camera system and runs Android 11 OS. This is coming after a series of rumors.
Nokia is known for driving OS and security updates to its Smartphones, especially its G-series, and the Nokia G50 isn’t different. It runs Android 11 OS out of the box, which offers 2 years of software upgrades and three years of monthly security updates.
Although, Nokia’s X-series usually offers 3 years of OS updates and 4 years of patches. However, the Nokia G50 arrives with the company’s signature Nordic design and offers a flair effect under the matte back.
The Nokia G20 comes with a 6.52” LCD 720p+ display, but the G50 offers a large 6.82” 720p LCD panel with 70% NTSC coverage and 450nits typical brightness. It arrives with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and IP52 splash-resistant support.
Around the back is an almost identical G20 camera sensor, starting with a primary 48-megapixels sensor with LED flash, 5-megapixels ultra-wide camera, and 2-megapixels depth sensor. Although, the G50 lacks the macro and the UW lens lacks autofocus.
On the front is an 8-megapixels front-facing camera. It sports a 3.5 mm headphone jack, an FM radio receiver, a dedicated button for Google Assistant and Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6, and NFC. While the GPS, Galileo, and BeiDou constellations are used for positioning.
Nokia G50 is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 480 8nm Mobile Platform with Kryo 540 CPUs clocking at its highest 2GHz, coupled with Adreno 619 GPU. It arrives with support for Hybrid Dual SIM – nano + nano / microSD.
When it comes to the processor comparison with the Nokia G20, Helio G35 12nm chips are lesser than the 8nm on the G50 and the better GPU support. There is an X51 modem that supports sub-6 5G for speeds up to 2.5 Gbps.
The Nokia G50 comes with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB UFS 2.1 storage and 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage and 6GB RAM / 128GB storage, both support memory expansion up to 512GB through a dedicated microSD.
It arrives with a large 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, which draws power from the USB-C port, that is also wired for 2.0 speeds during data transfer. The Nokia G50 comes in Ocean Blue and Midnight Sun colors option.
The Nokia X10 launch price was €310, while the Nokia G20 was at €160 but the company is offering the Nokia G50 for €230 / £199 ( $269 /NGN110,690 Nigerian Naira approx.) for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage version. Nokia promises that the G50 will roll out in UK and Europe soon.