HMD Global has recently introduced the Nokia G42 5G in the Nigerian market, offering an affordable smartphone option that comes in at a price point below 250,000 Naira. This device boasts several notable features that make it an enticing choice for budget-conscious consumers, including a 90Hz display and a robust 50MP AI-powered rear camera system.
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Nokia G42 5G features and specifications
The Nokia G42 5G boasts a rectangular rear camera module housing three vertically aligned cameras accompanied by an LED flash. It’s noteworthy that 65% of the rear panel is crafted with recyclable materials. The camera setup includes a 50MP AI-powered primary camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there’s an 8MP front-facing camera. Users can explore a range of camera functionalities, such as Night mode, AI portrait mode, HDR, and more.
On the front, the device showcases a 6.56-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a discreet waterdrop notch. It supports an aspect ratio of 20:9 and achieves a peak brightness of 560 nits. Notably, the Nokia G42 5G proudly carries the label of being ‘Made in India.’
Under the hood, the Nokia G42 5G is driven by the Snapdragon 480+ chipset, featuring an octa-core configuration with clock speeds reaching up to 2.2GHz. The device comes equipped with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and it also offers the convenience of extended RAM functionality, providing an additional 5GB of RAM when needed. Users have the option to further expand the storage by up to 1TB via a compatible memory card.
In terms of endurance, the smartphone is powered by a substantial 5,000mAh battery that supports fast charging with a 20W charger. It runs on the Android 13 operating system and guarantees two years of regular software updates, coupled with three years of security updates. Audiophiles will appreciate the inclusion of OZO Playback, an audio enhancement feature for an elevated audio experience.
The Nokia G42 5G incorporates several notable features, including a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for secure and convenient unlocking, Face Unlock for added security, an IP52 rating for enhanced durability, and connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack for wired audio experiences, and a USB Type-C port for versatile connectivity.
Nokia G42 5G price in Nigeria
The Nokia G42 5G debuts with an attractive launch price of 230,000 Naira and will be available for purchase beginning September 15 through Amazon. It comes in two elegant colour options: So Purple and So Grey, allowing consumers to choose the one that best suits their style.
Nokia G42 5G full specifications
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|Announced||2023, June 28|
|Status||Available. Released 2023, June 28|
|Dimensions||165 x 75.8 x 8.6 mm (6.50 x 2.98 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||193.8 g (6.84 oz)|
|Build||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2x Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Dust and splash resistant|
|QuickFix user-reparable design|
|Type||IPS LCD, 90Hz, 450 nits (typ), 560 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.56 inches, 103.4 cm2 (~82.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1612 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM4350-AC Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 460 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 460)|
|Internal||128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM|
|Triple||50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), AF|
|2 MP, (macro)|
|2 MP, (depth)|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE|
|Positioning||GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|NFC||Yes (market/region dependent)|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, OTG|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Type||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||20W wired, PD3.0, QC3|
|Price||£ 184.99 / € 259.00 / $ 274.00 / 230,000 Naira|