There is another affordable 5G Nokia phone on the way – two, in fact, but today the rumor mill surfaced detailed specs for only one of them. The Nokia G300 5G will be based on the same Snapdragon 480 that was used in the recent G50 as well as the X10 and X20 (speaking of, the other upcoming phone we mentioned is the Nokia X100).
HMD Global never released a Nokia G30, so this isn’t a sequel. It’s not exactly an upgrade over the G20 either, at least as far as cameras and batteries are concerned. Though this one has a much more powerful chipset (it’s not hard to beat a Helio G35) and 5G connectivity.
The Nokia G300 has a 6.57” LCD with 720 x 1,600 px resolution (20:9 aspect ratio). There isn’t anything special to mention here, if this has a toughened glass, it wasn’t mentioned in the leaked materials. Anyway, it is about the same size as the G20 display (6.52”) and smaller than the G50 (6.82” is a stretch for 720p+).
We mentioned the cameras and they include a 16 MP main cam, 5 MP ultra wide and a 2 MP depth sensor, plus an 8 MP selfie camera on the front. For comparison, the G50 has a 48 MP main module, as does the G20 (which also adds a 2 MP macro camera to the mix). The G10 has a 13+2+2 MP setup, so the G300 camera falls somewhere between the G10 and G20.
There’s also the battery, a 4,470 mAh Li-Ion cell. Not bad, but the G20 has a 5,050 mAh capacity, the G50 is thereabouts as well. It is unclear is fast charging will be supported (the G50 does 18W).
The Nokia G300 5G will run Android 11 out of the box (one of the few remaining clean versions, mind you). It will come with 64 GB of built-ins storage plus a microSD card for up to 1 TB more.
Again, all of these are leaked specifications and that leak didn’t include price. How much can the G300 cost? Well, the G20 launched at €160, but that is a 4G-only phone, so of course it is cheap. The G50 will be available soon at €270. The X10 was €310 at launch (it’s less now) and that one has a 1080p+ display, a 48 MP main cam and 18W fast charging. Plus, 3 years of OS updates instead of 2 for the G-series.