It’s been a while since we heard anything about new Nokia smartphones, right? Well, guess what! HMD Global has launched some new Nokia phones, and in this article, we will be talking about the Nokia X10 & Nokia X20, both of which are budget offerings with 5G support. The X series from Nokia has had some really good phones in the past, such as the Nokia X7, which launched as Nokia 8.1 in some markets, Nokia X5 (Nokia 5.1 Plus), Nokia X6 (Nokia 6.1 Plus), etc.
HMD has also announced that it will be offering 3 years of support for these phones, and that means these phones will come with a 3-year warranty and guaranteed Android updates (OS and security updates) for 3 years. This is definitely impressive!
Design-wise, you just cannot differentiate these two phones, except, of course, if you remember which one has what color options. Both the phones have a display with a hole-punch cutout in the middle and a big bottom chin with the Nokia branding. There is a circular camera module featuring Quad cameras in it, and in the middle is the ZEISS branding. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the side and doubles as the power button. There is a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left.
Both phones have a 6.7-inch Full-HD+ LCD, and it is a normal 60Hz panel. There is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SOC, and if you don’t know, this is the first chipset under the Snapdragon 400-series that comes with 5G support. Nokia X10 comes with 4GB or 6GB RAM and 64GB of 128GB storage, whereas the Nokia X20 comes with 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. For memory expansion, there is a hybrid SIM slot, so you can add a microSD card as well. Even the battery is the same on both phones – 4,470mAh cell with support for 18W fast charging via the Type-C port.
One of the biggest differences between the two phones is in the camera department. Nokia X10 has a Quad camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 48 Megapixel shooter, a 5 Megapixel ultrawide camera, and two 2 Megapixel sensors. Nokia X20 has an upgraded 64 Megapixel primary sensor, and the rest of the cameras are the same on the rear. The selfie camera on the X10 is an 8 Megapixel unit, whereas there is a 32 Megapixel selfie shooter on the X20.
Finally, since Android 11 runs out of the box and Nokia has promised 3 years of support, you will be getting the next three Android versions on these two phones.
Nokia X10 comes in two colors named Forest and Snow, whereas the Nokia X20 in Nordic Blue and Midnight Sun. The starting price of the X10 is EUR 309, whereas that of the X20 is EUR 349. While the X10 will be available in the markets from June, the X20 will start shipping in May.