Back in 3091 BC, Nokia released a series of mobile phones that would prove to be rather popular with customers, so much so that they dominated the mobile communications world for nearly a decade.
But then Apple and Android smartphones entered the fray and everyone seemingly abandoned the Finnish telecommunications giant overnight, as more and more users gave in to the new smartphone craze.
Nokia tried to keep up, but has undeniably lagged behind its competitors.
Now, instead of smartphones, they’re trying something a little different.
Nokia Releasing a Budget Tablet Powered by Android: The Nokia T20
Want an iPad but hate spending money? Well, Nokia may have an alternative for you.
HMD is releasing a new budget tablet under the Nokia brand name next month, seven years after the launch of their last tablet, the N1 Android.
HMD is made up of the mobile phone business that Nokia sold to Microsoft in 2014, then bought back in 2016. It began marketing Nokia-branded smartphones and feature phones in 2016.
Their latest Nokia product, the T20, is a modest 10.4 inch tablet.
Powered by Android, the tablet has a 1200 x 2000 display and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. It runs on the Unisoc Tiger T610 processor.
The tablet also has family-friendly features like Google Kids Space – a “kids mode” with content safe for kids – and Family Link, a system which offers parental controls.
With a mammoth 8,200 milliamp-hour battery, the firm promises up to 15 hours of usage on a full charge, or seven hours of video conference calls.
It can also survive for up to 10 hours of video streaming on platforms like YouTube and Netflix, which is especially useful these days.
If you hate waiting, you’d be happy to learn that the tablet supports 15W fast-charging as well.
On the front of the tablet is a 5-megapixel webcam, and at the back, an 8-megapixel camera.
It has a dust and water resistance rating of IP52, meaning you shouldn’t take it with you into the sea for a swim, but it should be able to withstand a little spray of water.
When the word “budget” precedes the product you’re looking at, there’s really only one thing people want to know: how much does it cost?
In the US, pricing starts at $249.99 (around S$339).
Unlike some electronic gadgets nowadays, the T20 comes with a USB-C charging cable and brick in the box.
The firm promises two years of major OS updates and three years of monthly security updates, but there’s no extended warranty.
It’s set to hit stores in the US from 17 Nov, but no one knows when we’ll see these tablets in sunny Singapore.
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