Alongside the Nokia G10/G20 and C10/C20, HMD Global also announced its top-level Smartphones – Nokia X10 and Nokia X20 with 5G support, a 6.67-inch FHD+ display, and both are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G SoC with the Snapdragon 750G GPU – Adreno 619 GPU.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chipset is an 8nm chip with 2x Kryo 460 Gold cores (A76) and 6x small cores, these run on Android 11 OS, and the company promises three years of software upgrades and three years of security updates.
Both phones are available in 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, but the X20 offers an 8GB variant with 128GB storage and the X10 also comes in 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, all these are expandable up to 512GB with MicroSD.
With 5G modem enabled, X20 and X10 come with 5G SA/NSA, NFC support, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, and fueled by a 4470mAh battery capacity with 18W charging through USB Type-C.
There is support for Hybrid Dual SIM, which supports either nano + nano or you switch one nano for a microSD, USB-C (USB 2.0) wired connectivity, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an FM radio receiver.
The two handsets arrive with a side-mounted fingerprint reader, a Google Assistant Button, and also come with support for IP52 water resistance, which is just a basic splash-resistant rating. Don’t go diving into the swimming pool with it.
Nokia X20 and X10 Cameras
When it comes to optics, the Nokia X20 surpasses the X10 with a professional and recommendable 64-megapixels primary camera over the 48-megapixels on the X10 with ZEISS optics and the X20 64MP can shoot 1080p video capture.
While the X20 gets a 32-megapixels selfie camera with a fixed focus lens and the X10 gets an 8-megapixels selfie shooter. Aside from the main rear camera and the front-facing shooter, the remaining three cameras on the back are the same.
There is a 5-megapixels ultrawide-angle camera with a Dual-Sight feature that allows you to snap photos and record videos using two cameras simultaneously, and a viewfinder that can be configured as split-screen or Picture-in-Picture.
As expected, the two remaining cameras are 2-megapixels macro and 2-megapixels depth sensor. While these phones are 9.1mm thick, the X10 weighs 210g and the X20 weighs 220g.
Identical to other series, Nokia also used its design signatures on its X-series, as both phones sport the Nordic design. Nokia X20 offers Midnight Sun and Nordic Blue color and Nokia X10 in either Forest and Snow.
HMD Global also added a 100% compostable case in the sales box, which is designed to be tough on the ground but soft on the earth, it reduces waste, so you can keep your phone out of the landfill and in your hands for longer.
Oh, the front display isn’t that impressive, you get a 6.67-inch 1080 pixels FHD+ 20:9 aspect ratio display, up to 450 nits brightness, 82% NTSC Color gamut, and a screen protector. It lacks a trendy high refresh rate and attractive features.
In order to keep the device light longer, it packs a 4470mAh battery with 18W fast charging through USB Type-C with HMD’s standard promise of two-day battery life and the X10 will always come with a USB-C cable only.
The company said that it will remove the charger in the box in the EU market and add a 100% compostable case, and some regions will get a charger in its retail package.
The Nokia X20 starting price is MSRP of 349 euros ($415) for 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB and will roll out in select markets globally from May, while the X10 from June starting at an MSRP of 309 euros ($367) for the 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB and 4GB/128GB.
Nokia Lite Earbuds (BH205)
During the announcement, HMD Global also launched the Nokia Lite Earbuds in Charcoal and Polar Sea colors options and promises 36 hours of total playback or 5 charges with 6 hours of standalone battery.
It is the company’s latest budget true wireless earphones with touch controls for music, voice assistant, Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to devices and you can choose to either wear single/dual at a time.
It will cost 39 Euros ($46) and will be available in select markets globally starting mid-April and for the first time, the company is entering as an independent mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) with its HMD Mobile MVNO starting at £6.50 ($8.9) in the UK.