Nokia is still alive in the smartphone market. HDM Global, the company behind the manufacture of the company’s handsets, has just announced, within the framework of the Mobile World Congress, the launch of the Nokia G22, a device that is designed, among other things, to be repairable in a matter of minutes.
“People value durable and quality devices, and they should not have to give them up because of the price. The new Nokia G22 is purpose-built to be easily repairable and long-lasting, with the advanced imaging of the Nokia C32 and the enhanced durability of the Nokia C22 bringing even greater value to the C-series phones,” said Adam Ferguson, Director of Product Marketing at HMD Global.
The smartphone market is increasingly focused on getting devices into the hands of users that can be repaired relatively easily. Some companies, such as Samsung and Google, have been marketing spare parts for their handsets for some time now. Others, such as Apple, have their own repair service, which provides users with repair manuals and parts so that, if they dare, they can carry out the repairs themselves. The operation of HDM Global’s new policy is very similar.
As with Samsung, Nokia has signed a contract with iFixit, a global repair community where repair guides and affordable parts will be readily available to replace a damaged screen, a bent charging port, or a dead battery.
Beyond this, the handset will feature up to three days of battery life, according to the company; a 100% recycled plastic back cover; OZO Playback, which offers bass boost and crisper audio; and two years of Android OS updates. The device will be available for $190 with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
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