The New Nokia G42 Smartphone Is Designed for Simple Self-Repair
Finally, some smartphone makers are realizing the importance of having an easy way for customers to repair their devices. The G42, a new Nokia phone from HMD, is intended for simple do-it-yourself repairs.
The screen, battery, back cover, and charging port are all easily accessible thanks to the body’s design, and the business teamed up with iFixit to offer replacement parts. To that end, iFixit will market both standalone replacement components and all-inclusive repair equipment. This self-repair program will be available for five years, according to parent company HMD.
It goes without saying that a smartphone is more than just replaceable parts and repairable charging ports. There are some important specs to explore.
Featured on the Nokia G42
- 50MP primary camera
- 8MP front camera
- 2MP macro camera
- 6.56-inch IPS LCD HD+ screen (refresh rate of 90Hz also available)
- 5,000 mAh battery
- MicroSD card slot
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Water-resistant frame
- Android™ 13
- Snapdragon® 480+ 5G chipset
- Up to 128GB internal Storage
- Up to 6GB RAM
Additionally, some of these components are shielded by extra-durable Gorilla Glass.
The 5,000 mAh battery should last three days or so of regular use before needing to be charged. HMD asserts that even after 800 charging cycles, it will still have 80% of its initial capacity. A microSD card slot, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a water-resistant frame are also included. The Snapdragon 480+ chipset powers the entire device, which has internal storage that can be upgraded to 128GB and RAM options up to 6GB.
With prices starting at about $200 for the base model, the Nokia G42 is now available in purple and gray in European markets. Plans for a launch in the USA have not yet been made public by the company.