A trio of cheap phones from Nokia have landed, with eco-friendly credentials

Among the many IFA 2022 announcements, we’ve heard about five new products from HMD Global, the maker of Nokia handsets: three cheap phones, a tablet, and an intriguing subscription.

Let’s start with the phones, and specifically the Nokia X30 5G, which you can see below. This in many ways sounds like a fairly standard cheap phone, with a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, a 90Hz refresh rate, a max brightness of 450 nits, a Snapdragon 695 chipset, 5G support, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of storage.

It also has a 4,200mAh battery with 33W charging, a 50MP main camera plus a 13MP ultra-wide one, and runs Android 12 with the promise of three years of updates. It comes in blue and white shades, and interestingly it has an IP67 rating, which makes it more water-resistant than most cheap phones.

A Nokia X30 5G from the front

The Nokia X30 5G (Image credit: HMD Global)

What’s even more interesting about the Nokia X30 5G is that, according to HMD Global, it’s the most eco-friendly phone the company has ever made, with a 100% recycled frame and camera bump, along with a 65% recycled plastic back. So if you want a new phone while minimizing your environmental impact, you could do a lot worse than this.

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