Nokia's G20 smartphone launches in New Zealand with three-year warranty

The Nokia G20 is released in New Zealand this week.
The Nokia G20 is released in New Zealand this week Photo credit: Newshub

Nokia has launched the first of its newly-named G series smartphones in New Zealand, promising a three-year warranty as well as three day battery life.

The G20, available in Aotearoa from Tuesday, launches with an RRP of NZ$279 - lower than the previously released Nokia 3.4 and comparable to the Xiaomi Redmi 9C.

It's is the latest unit from the Finnish company which was the largest worldwide vendor of mobile phones for a decent chunk of the pre-smartphone era.

"Nokia phones are built to last," says James Robinson, ANZ Country Manager for HMD Global, the company that has rights to Nokia through an exclusive licensing agreement.

"When you choose a new smartphone, you should have the assurance that you will be able to keep it for a long time. We want New Zealanders to love, trust and keep their phones for longer, even at this affordable price point."

The G20 comes with Android 11 installed and doesn't have pre-installed third-party apps that some other manufacturers load on their phones, so it should have access to new Android builds and security patches quicker.

The handset has a 6.5-inch teardrop display and a 48MP quad camera, including an ultra-wide and macro lens and is powered by a Mediatek G35 octa core processor. It has an 8MP front-facing camera.

The 5050mAh battery will prioritise power for apps that are used the most to help deliver the promised three day battery life, with USB-C charging.

The 4G connected phone has space for dual-SIMs and offers both facial unlocking and a side fingerprint sensor. It comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage as standard, with the ability to extend storage to 512GB with a MicroSD card.

The design of the Nokia G20 is inspired by the shifting colour hues of the night sky in Finland, the company says.