One of them uses a 7-year-old chip. We don’t know what Nokia’s thinking either
CES (short for Consumer Electronic Show) is a yearly expo that showcases various new lifestyle and everyday tech. Big name companies go here to brag about their latest offerings and some even present their latest innovation. For CES 2022, multiple big brands such as Nokia, Samsung, Intel, and AMD have presented new products that might interest some of our fellow technophiles here.
Nokia has presented four budget phones. Two for the C series and two for the G series. If you are subscribed to Nokia’s lineup, you’re probably aware about their chipset of choice. That’s right! The Snapdragon 480. While the 480+ is here, Nokia decided to stick with the 480 so as long it’s still relevant and kicking. One of the main reasons for their stay is that it’s a budget 5G processor. These four phones are launched alongside the Nokia 2760 4G feature phone.
Nokia C100 and C200
Nokia in the current stage is quite known for providing several ultrabudget phones in their C lineup. They also still provide feature phones that are still top-notch. Though that’s where their strengths end as not even consistent updates could save the company from their future downfall as if history had repeated itself.
The Nokia C100 and C200 are two ultrabudget phones with nearly identical specs: Mediatek Helio A22 chipset that’s aging rapidly, 4000mAh battery, and single rear cameras. These two are not listed yet on Nokia’s website but were presented during the expo so we’re expecting a full spec sheet soon. Their main difference comes in pricing and screen. The latter has a 6.1in. display while the C100 has a yet to be specified size panel. As ultra-budget phones, the screens should be HD+ IPS LCD. The C100 costs $99 (~Php 5.1K) and the C200 at $119 (~Php 6.1K). They are headed for the United States and other markets should be announced soon.
G100 and G400
While HMD is successful with reviving the brand at first, they have been making terrible decisions lately. We already mentioned that the company has apologised for their mutiny with Android 11 updates, now let’s talk about how their pricing is expensive for the specs they give. There are times that Nokia does not innovate at all and just sticks in their comfort zone. Either that or providing outdated specs with expensive pricing..
One example of that blunder is the G100. Take note that the G series is supposed to be their mainstream midrange line that can compete well against other brands like Samsung and Motorola. The G100 uses the very outdated Snapdragon 615 which came out about 7 years ago. Talk about complete obsolescence before the device even hit stores. The G400 uses the company’s favourite: The Snapdragon 480 5G which is still relevant and acceptable for today’s standards.
Anyway, going back to the G100, it is a budget phone with a 6.5in. HD+ IPS LCD panel and comes with an unspecified triple camera module. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that works also as a power button and a 5000mAh battery. This phone is priced at $149 (~Php 7.6K) but due to its processor, you’re better off elsewhere.
The G400 is the company’s main highlight for CES 2022. It is the company’s first phone with a high 120Hz refresh rate. The screen is 6.6in. with an unspecified resolution (possibly 720p or HD+). Like the G100, it has a triple camera setup consisting of a 48mp main camera, 5mp ultrawide, and a 2mp macro.
Both of these phones are headed to the United States. The G400 will start at $239 (~Php 12.2K). There’s no word yet for release elsewhere. We just hope Nokia would soon release a full spec sheet.