Nokia G22 launches with a new repairability-focused build - and virtually last-gen specs
The Nokia G21 was touted as having "support for years" in 2022; however, the HMD Global brand has chosen to go for longevity in terms of hardware rather than software in its successor. The new G22 does not exactly have a removable battery; however, its new QuickFix "engineering" gets as close to one as possible, touting the ability to pop its 100% recycled plastic rear cover off with not much more than a guitar pick in as little as 5 minutes.
This updated and "seamless" design is a contrast to internals that have undergone a minimal overhaul over the G21, however. Its successor retains its 4G/LTE-only Unisoc T606 platform, although there is now just 1 4GB RAM option, with microSD card support that has extended to 2TB (compared to 512GB in the 2022 model), at least.
Both devices have displays of the same size and refresh rate, although the resolution in the newer model is now HD rather than HD+. Then again, the G22's max brightness has increased to 500 nits, and now boasts Gorilla Glass 3, in line with its more sustainable ethic.
Nokia's latest G-series phone ships with an Android 12-based OS (on which the G21, in an ironic twist, is also currently stuck), although its OEM's pledge of prolonged warranty and software support should see it through to Android 14 by its EOL.
The G22 even still has a 3.5mm jack and a 5,050mAh battery with an estimated 3-day life between mildly upgraded 20W charging sessions. It is set to be released via nokia.com soon