A HMD Global announces this Wednesday (6) its entry in the tablet category with the arrival of Nokia T20. The device promises long battery life and versatility, but its settings indicate a more basic performance, for browsing social networks, reading, playing movies and video calling, for example. The tablet is already available in some regions, and is expected to be launched in Brazil “in the coming months”.
The Nokia T20 has a 10.4-inch screen with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels. It features stereo speakers, two microphones and the P2 (3.5mm) jack for headphones — something that has been slowly disappearing in mobile devices.
The processor is an octa-core up to 1.8 GHz (Unisoc T160), and there are options with 3GB or 4GB of RAM memory, and 32GB or 64GB of storage. The T20 has a 5 MP front camera for video conferencing, and an 8 MP rear sensor.
The device’s technical sheet indicates a dispute in the entry/intermediate category, where we find some products from Samsung, Positivo and Multilaser — the latter with a strong presence in the segment of cheaper tablets. According to HMD Global, “there was a rebirth in the tablet market” during the pandemic, with growth of 43% in worldwide sales of the category, in the third quarter of 2020 – which led the company to bet on the sector.
“Over the past year, we have become even more connected with the rise of hybrid work, online classes and the use of social media. We’ve also noticed more people using video calling platforms and streaming services. This has led to an increase in appetite for tablets, which grew an impressive 53% when comparing the first quarter of 2020 with 2021. That’s why we created the first Nokia tablet from HMD Global to meet the changing needs of our users and their desire for new ones versatile technologies and resources.”
Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global.
8,200 mAh battery and two Android updates
One of the highlights promises to be the battery. The component has 8,200 mAh, and the company promises 15 hours of web browsing, seven hours of video calls or ten hours of video streaming.
The Nokia T20 leaves the factory with Android 11, and HMD Global promises to update the Android version for up to two years. Security fixes should arrive monthly for at least three years.
For adults and children
HMD Global stresses that the T20 is an Android device that meets Google’s corporate requirements, and that the tablet also works with the Finnish company’s enterprise mobility management solution.
For those with kids at home, Google Kids Space, built into the Nokia T20, lets you create a safe environment to explore apps, books and videos with the Parental Controls of the Family Link app.
HMD Global confirmed that the Nokia T20 arrives in Brazil “in the coming months”. However, there is still no expected release date on the domestic market.
Abroad, the Nokia T20 costs from 199 euros (only version with Wi-Fi) and 239 euros (4G), respectively R$ 1,262 and R$ 1,516, in direct conversion, without taxes, in the exchange rate of the day. The price of the Nokia T20 in Brazil has not yet been revealed.
Datasheet – Nokia T20
- Screen: 10.4 inches (2000 x 1200 pixels), 400 nights
- Processor: Unisoc T610 (octa-core up to 1.8 GHz)
- RAM memory: 3 GB or 4 GB
- Storage: 32GB or 64GB, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
- Back camera: 8 MP
- Frontal camera: 5 MP
- Drums: 8200 mAh, USB-C, 15W fast charging
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G (depends on version)
- Operational system: Android 11 (2 years version update)