HMD Global, the Finnish company that is home to Nokia phones, has announced the new Nokia X100, which will be exclusive to T-Mobile and Metro networks in the US and available from November 19. The Android 5G smartphone has a modest $252 price tag yet has some serious specifications – we can see it being amongst the most popular of budget 5G phones in the US going forward.
As seen in the pricier Nokia X10, the Nokia X100 is 5G-ready with a very decent Snapdragon 480 chipset. The newly announced phone comes with 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage, microSD slot and 15GB of Google Drive.
4,470 mAh battery
The Nokia X100 has a massive 4,470 mAh battery, which promises two days of use on a single charge – absolutely brilliant for a sub $300 phone. It ships with an 18W power adapter, too.
A 48MP main camera with ZEISS optics headlines the camera setup, and is complimented by 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth cameras. Up front is a punch holed 16MP selfie camera, alongside a sizable 6.67-inch IPS 1080p+ LCD, which features Gorilla Glass 3.
The seriously good specifications for a budget 5G phone offering extend to the audio. The Nokia X100 features Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and a 3.5 mm headphone jack – aptX Adaptive and aptX Voice are supported for Bluetooth headsets and FM radio for wired ones, too. The phone boasts two microphones – one with OZO Spatial Audio capture and wind noise reduction and a single loudspeaker.
The Nokia X100 runs Android 11 out of the box and as part of Nokia’s X-series should receive 3-years of updates included in the price, although we haven’t had this confirmed by Nokia yet.
We can see the new Nokia X100 being very popular on both T-Mobile and Metro 5G networks – for the slim price, the beefy specs will be extremely hard to hard to beat.