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The Nokia G50 is getting unveiled earlier than we expected. The phone joins the X10 and X20 in using the Snapdragon 480 chipset to deliver affordable 5G connectivity.

However, this is still a G-series phone, so you can expect 2 years of OS updates and 3 years of monthly security patches (vs. 3 years of OS updates and 4 years of patches for the X-series). Note that the G50 comes with Android 11 out of the box.

For comparison with the Nokia G20, which is powered by a Helio G35, the new model has a more advanced chipset (8 nm vs. 12 nm) with two big cores (based on the Cortex-A76, 2.0 GHz) and six small ones (A55-based, 1.8 GHz), the Adreno 619 GPU is miles ahead and, of course, the X51 modem supports sub-6 5G for speeds up to 2.5 Gbps.

Nokia G50 unveiled with Snapdragon 480, 6.81'' HD+ display and a 48 MP camera

The G50 has rather large 6.82” LCD, but image quality wasn’t a priority with a 720p+ resolution and 70% NTSC coverage. The typical brightness of this panel is 450 nits. The G20 has a 6.52” LCD (720p+).

The camera setup is very similar to that of the G20 – a 48 MP main camera, 5 MP ultra wide and a 2 MP depth sensor (there’s no 2 MP macro module and the UW lens lacks autofocus).

The battery capacity is essentially the same at 5,000 mAh, but it charges faster at 18W (vs. 10W for the G20). According to HMD, the battery is good for 2 days of use before you need to plug in.

Comparing with the X10, we note the higher resolution display on the X-phone (6.67” 1080p+) and a smaller battery (4,470 mAh) with the same 18W charging, the camera setup is essentially the same.

The Nokia G50 will be available in Midnight Sun and Ocean Blue The Nokia G50 will be available in Midnight Sun and Ocean Blue

Anyway, the G50 has a 3.5 mm headphone jack and an FM radio receiver on board. Bluetooth 5.0 is supported, as is Wi-Fi 6 and NFC. The GPS, Galileo and BeiDou constellations are used for positioning. Also, the USB-C port is wired for 2.0 speeds. There is a fingerprint reader built into the Power button along with a dedicated key for the Google Assistant.

The Nokia G50 starts with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB storage, you can get 6/128 GB if you need more. There is a microSD slot as well for up to 512 GB more. The G50 will be available next month starting at €270.

For comparison, the X10 launched at €310 (but can be had for less now), the G20 was €160 (this one held its price).

HMD Global has an event planned for October 6 so we may see even more new Nokia phones soon.

Source | Via (in Dutch)

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