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ICYMI: Nokia showcased 5 affordable phones at CES coming to the US in 2022

Apple and Samsung might dominate the high-end smartphone market in the US, but Nokia is trying to cover the budget segment, releasing five new models at CES 2022. All the models are destined for the US.

The US will get five new affordable Nokia phones in 2022, as announced by HMD Global, the company that uses Nokia’s name to sell its phones. This is good news for people who do not want to spend much on their devices.

None of the phones cost more than $250, and three are 4G capable while one is 5G compatible. The Finnish company includes a flip feature phone that would be great as a second or burner device for the lovers of things retro.

The most expensive model in the collection is the 5G Nokia G400, going for $239. Nokia must be really proud of the 5G feature, with it featuring prominently in the name. The G400 has a 6.6-inch display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. There are three cameras on the back; 48 MP primary, 5 MP ultrawide, and 2 MP macro. Battery capacity is 5,000 mAh, which should be enough to last a day.

The next phones in the lineup carry 4G in their names as well, including the 4G Nokia G100 selling for $149 and the 4G Nokia C200 costing $119.

The G100 has a 6.5-inch display and a 5,000 mAh battery, with a fingerprint sensor on the power button. The C100 has a 5.45-inch screen and a 3,000 mAh battery, while the C200 has 6.1 inches and 4,000 mAh.

There is an incredibly affordable model in the lineup, the Nokia C100 selling for $99.

All these models run on Android. The first three phones will be available in spring or early summer, while the fourth model will come within two months.

The last phone in the lineup shown at CES is the Nokia 2760, a flip phone that cost $79. It is a refresh of the Nokia 2760 from 2007. The new version has a small screen when the phone is shut for reading notifications. The phone is powered by KaiOS, an operating system with limited smartphone features. There are Google Maps and an emergency button that can share your location and phone a preset contact.

HMD Global is seeking to expand its sales in the US and is partnering with two new carriers, Dish Wireless and Consumer Cellular. The company already works with T-Mobile and TracFone. It is clear that HMD Global is fighting for the lower end of the phone buying spectrum. However, it has released some devices in the US before.

According to the CEO of HMD Global, Florian Seiche, “Research shows that customers are looking for the best value for their mobile phone budget – including a large display, long battery life, and high-quality camera experience – and Nokia phones deliver on every element, making them a trusted and reliable phone for consumers and partners in the United States.”

Traditionally, Nokia’s most significant customer bases have been Europe and Africa. However, analysts agree there is room for HMD Global to expand in the US. In a statement, Ben Wood, an analyst at CCS Insight, said, “There is a clear opportunity for well specified, capable devices in the US market. As Android smartphones continue to deliver an increased bang for their buck, we expect the market to continue to expand.”

Written by HackerVibes

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