Nokia sent nostalgic fans in a sad spiral with the unveiling of a new Nokia logo – a minimalist symbol that does not look like the iconic logo we’ve known for decades.
Nokia released something entirely un-modern, such as a repairable phone with a swappable battery.
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No, it's not like back in the days when you could carry an additional battery for your Nokia 3310 and have it replaced in under a minute, but the new Nokia G22 has a significant improvement over previous models.
If you examine the Nokia G22's internals, you can see just how many components aren't soldered to the body, which means all of them may be replaced in a repair.
The Nokia G22 has a removable backplate and an internal design that allows you to remove the back plate in the event the battery, screen, or charging ports need to be replaced.
HMD Global, the parent company of the Nokia brand, has announced that they would offer "quick fix" repair manuals and parts for five years through iFixit and other professional repair shops.
"People value long-lasting, quality devices, and they shouldn't have to pay excessively for them." Adam Ferguson, HMD Global's head of product marketing, said the new Nokia G22 is purposefully constructed with a repairable design.
The Nokia G22 receives sustainability awards for its manufacturing – it's made from recycled plastic – as well as for its software support, with HMD promising to provide two majori Android updates and three monthly security upgrades.
The Nokia G22 is an entry-level/midrange device with a 6.52-inch screen, 4GB of RAM, a 50MP+2MP+2MP camera on the back, and a large 5050 mAh battery that may last for three days on a charge, as well as a fingerprint reader.
HMD Global might also resume producing stunning phones like the Nokia 7+ and the 5+, their last truly amazing phone with great specs, a clean Android and gorgeous copper and ceramic finishes*I personally might forgive the change of logo. It's certainly not the first time that Nokia has an ugly logo.
*PS: When I was forced to upgrade, I gave them to friends. They are still being used and loved to this day, according to others, since the battery life is still over a day and the Android is still handy.