Nokia's G20 is coming to the U.S. with a big battery and a small price tag

Nokia G20
Nokia G20 (Image credit: HMD Global)

What you need to know

  • The Nokia G20 will be available to purchase in the U.S. from July 1.
  • It was announced alongside the Nokia G10, C20, and C10 phones in April.
  • The phone features a 6.5-inch HD+ display, MediaTek's Helio G35 processor, and a 5,050mAh battery.

Back in April, HMD Global introduced two new G series phones alongside the 5G-enabled X series. The Nokia G20, which shares a lot in common with the X10, is finally launching in the U.S. next month to challenge the best cheap Android phones.

The Nokia G20 has a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio. It runs on a 12nm MediaTek Helio G35 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. In the camera department, the phone comes with a quad-lens setup featuring a 48MP main sensor. You also get a 5MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The rest of its key specs include a 5,050mAh battery, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, an 8MP selfie camera, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Cristian Capelli, Vice-President North America, HMD Global, said in a statement:

You can always trust a Nokia phone to deliver a secure experience and go the distance thanks to our unique Android promise and famous battery life. We take pride in looking after our customers by creating phones that you can keep for longer thanks to the durability of our devices inside and out. What we have achieved with the Nokia G20 is a true reliable mobile phone with a whopping three-day battery life meaning you don't need to be chained to a charging cord.

The phone runs Android 11 out of the box, and HMD Global is promising two years of OS upgrades with three years of monthly security updates. This means the Nokia G20 will not only get Android 12, but also Android 13.

You will be able to purchase the Nokia G20 from Nokia's U.S. online store starting July 1 for $199. The phone will be available in two colors: Night and Glacier.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • Although it may get 3 yers of security update, that doesn't mean they will update to new versions of Android for the next few years
  • HMD Global can't be trusted with updates anymore and Android One's updates promise no longer rings true especially with their dubious record with updates of late.
  • 3 years of security updates and a garbage mediatek processor? How generous of HMD..... 
  • Nobody tales Nokia sorry HMD Global seriously anymore when it comes to updates, they've gone from being one of the most consistent OEMs for updates when I had my Nokia 8.1 back in 2019 and last year, but now they've gone down the toilet with updates and their phones now have worse specs than even mid range and budget Motorola phones now with this MediaTek garbage SoC.
  • I've no issue with the Media Tek chipset but I agree with you regarding updates. My 7.2 is still on the march update and God only knows when 11 will drop. Should have arrived months ago.
  • I gave up after the 6.1 it felt boring to use after the 1st year
  • @dangerousfen I doubt your 7.2 will get Android 11 until well after Android 12 is released and that's just unacceptable and your security patch being so far out of date is a joke, you're better off with Google or even Samsung now if you care about updates and to be honest, with Google releasing the Pixel A series, there's no need for Android One phones anymore, plus Android One phones have always been lesser versions of the Pixel phones anyway and Google already knows this and will probably kill Android One for a second time.
  • Cool! Interesting device and a good choice to have! The OS and security patch updates, plus the Android One programme make it in my book a worthwhile choice as an Android phone. I think I'd be a bit more interested in the X20/10.
  • You've been with HMD/Nokia as long a time as me, so surely you must be hacked off with their Android One promises regarding updates. I have heard on the grapevine that they have serious financial issues. Apparently a third party outfit run their upgrade system and are now hiking back on further updates until monetary issues are resolved.
  • That would explain the updates issue perhaps but they're backed by Google so there's no excuses for the poor record with updates of late. Android One is all but dead now and with Google's release of the affordabke Pixel a series, Android One phones have no reason to exist anymore as Android One phones have always been regarded as lesser versions of the Pixel phones.
  • I left the Nokia scene after windows phone died and I moved to Android. And although I've seen some intriguing features here and there, sadly there's nothing to convince me to go back.
  • In-laws are using the 6.1 right now which have hit the 3yr mark - so no more updates. So might have to see if this drops in price during the Black Friday sales.
  • You’re in-laws are better off wih a Midrange Pixel, with guaranteed updates directly from Google and a much better camera, I’d stay away from Nokia and stick with Pixels As for your in laws.