Nokia has expanded its budget 5G smartphone lineup in India with the launch of the new Nokia G42 5G. Priced at ₹ 12,999, it offers features like a 90Hz display, triple rear cameras, and a Snapdragon 480+ processor.
Price and Availability
- Nokia G42 5G Price in India: 6GB + 128GB – ₹12,999
- Nokia G42 5G Price in Nepal: 6GB + 128GB – रु. 22,000 (Expected)
Nokia G42 5G Specifications
- Display: 6.56-inch HD+ LCD, 90Hz refresh rate
- Processor: Snapdragon 480+ 5G
- RAM & Storage: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage
- Rear Camera: 50MP + 2MP + 2MP
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Battery: 5000mAh, 20W charging
- Software: Android 13
- Connectivity: 5G, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
- Others: Side fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm jack, IP52 rating
Display and Design
The Nokia G42 5G comes with a 6.56-inch HD+ LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother animations and scrolling. The display offers 560 nits peak brightness and has Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
With 193.8g weight and 8.55mm thickness, the phone has a slim and lightweight design. The textured back panel provides a good grip and resists fingerprints. Available colors are Meteor Grey and Ice.
Performance and Software
Powering the Nokia G42 5G is the Snapdragon 480+ 5G mobile platform, which delivers reliable performance for everyday use. It is aided by up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.
The phone ships with Android 13 out of the box and promises 3 years of major OS upgrades along with monthly security updates.
For photography, the Nokia G42 5G comes equipped with a triple camera setup consisting of a 50MP main, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro sensors. There is an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.
Battery and Connectivity
Backing up the phone is a 5000mAh battery which claims to offer up to 2 days of use per charge. 20W wired charging support allows quick top-ups when needed.
Connectivity options on the device include 5G, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. Side fingerprint scanner and face unlock are available for quick unlocking.
The Nokia G42 5G seems like a decent affordable 5G device for everyday usage given its specs and pricing. It adds to the growing list of entry-level 5G smartphones in India. We expect the G42 5G to launch soon in the Nepalese market as well with a price tag around around रु. 22,000. It will provide an option for users seeking an entry-level future-ready 5G device.