HMD Global has announced the Nokia G300, which could very well be the most affordable 5G smartphone we’ve ever seen.
Ready to become available in the USA On October 19, the Nokia G300 offers next-generation mobile network speeds for just $ 199 (around £ 145).
Those expecting compromises on this low price may find something here, but we haven’t seen this before. The 6.5-inch LCD screen of the G300 is large, but only has HD + (720p) resolution, just like the Nokia G50 before it.
It is powered by the humble Snapdragon 480 5G processor, which is Qualcomm’s latest budget chip. We have already seen this component in the Nokia XR20 and Motorola Moto G50, where it provided good overall performance.
There is also 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with microSD support. This storage is not bad at all for the money, even if available non-5G phones are now typically up to 128GB.
One of the standout features of recent Nokia phones is battery life, and the Nokia G300 seems to be following suit. While its 4470mAh battery doesn’t quite match the giant 5000mAh battery of the Nokia G50, HMD Global still requires 2 days of battery life for it thanks to some smart tech.
As for the camera, you get a 16MP wide sensor, a 5MP ultra wide and a 2MP depth sensor.
Here, you also get Nokia’s traditionally clean look at Android 11, although we don’t see the same extended upgrade guarantee as some of Nokia’s other recent phones in the announcement of the G300.
We haven’t heard anything about the broader release of the Nokia G300, but we’ll keep you posted.