Nokia G42 5G: The Nokia's first self repairable 5G smartphone

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Nokia G42 5G: The Nokia's first self repairable 5G smartphone

After many rumors and leaks, HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia G42 5G which allows users to easily repair if its components are damaged. So what's new with the Nokia G42 5G? Nokia G42 5G configuration? How much does Nokia G42 cost?  Let's learn about this new Nokia smartphone with in the article below!

Design of Nokia G42

The overall design of the Nokia G42 has many similarities with the products launched in the past few years by Nokia. Nokia G42 is equipped with a 6.56-inch IPS LCD screen, supports HD + resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and uses a water drop notch design to accommodate the selfie camera.

In particular, the square design style but curved in key positions creates a very comfortable grip and is an advantage for those who want to use the phone for a long time. Nokia G42 is integrated with the IP52 water resistance standard to ensure durability when used in the rain or against the most basic water drops. The screen on the front is quite thick, and Gorilla Glass 3 toughened glass to limit scratches during use.

Cameras of Nokia G42

The front screen of the Nokia G42 is equipped with an 8MP front camera. The back is made from recycled plastic and the triple rear camera setup includes a 50-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor.

Internal Configuration

Inside, Nokia G42 is powered by a Snapdragon 480+ chip, comes with 4GB/6GB RAM, has 128GB internal memory and users can expand more storage capacity via a microSD card slot. In terms of software, the phone comes pre-installed with Android 13 operating system when shipped. The device is promised by HMD Global to receive 2 major Android versions and 3 years of security patches.

Other Features

Other features of the Nokia G42 include a 5,000 mAh battery with 20W fast charging support and the Finnish company claims that it will provide up to 3 days of use for users. The battery is rated to retain 80% of its original capacity after 800 charge cycles.

The phone is also IP52 certified, has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a fingerprint scanner built into the power button on the side. Connectivity options on the device include: 5G, dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Nokia G42 - A Latest Nokia Self-Repairing Smartphone

The special thing about this Nokia G42 lies not only in its processing speed or a high-quality camera but also in its extremely easy self-repair. This is also Nokia's first 5G phone that users can repair their own smartphones.

According to Digitaltrends, with the Nokia G42, users can easily replace their cracked screen, battery, USB-C charging port, or back cover after being damaged without having to take it to a repair center or throw the phone away.

To do this, according to GSMArena, HMD has partnered with iFixit to provide repair manuals, spare parts, kits, and OEM parts such as screens, batteries, and charging ports for the Nokia G42 in the next 5 years. Users can order replacement parts and follow the instructions to install them at home.

Therefore, the Nokia G42 5G is considered Nokia's first 5G phone that users can repair themselves. That's something we rarely see in the smartphone world, even from the best smartphones from Apple, Samsung, and Google.

Colors and Price

The Nokia G42 is available in two main colors, purple and gray, with a price of 249 EUR for the 6 GB RAM version, and 128 GB internal memory in the EU market, and will be available in Europe for 199 GBP. However, there is currently no indication that either model will arrive in the US. For repair parts, a new screen for the Nokia G42 will cost 50 EUR, a replacement battery is 25 EUR, and the charging port assembly is 20 EUR.