Meet the Nokia X100 – an Android smartphone exclusive to T-Mobile and Metro in the US. This 5G phone will be available for $252 starting on November 19 and will bolster the sub-$300 5G offerings of the carrier.
The phone itself is essentially the Nokia X10, meaning that 5G connectivity comes from the Snapdragon 480 chipset (the original, not the plus), paired with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage. You get a free microSD slot and 15 GB of Google Drive. The phone supports the n25, n41, n66 and n71 5G bands.
On the front is a fairly large 6.67” IPS LCD (1080p+, Gorilla Glass 3) with a punch holed 16 MP selfie camera. On the back is a 48 MP main cam with ZEISS optics, 5 MP ultra wide, 2 MP macro and 2 MP depth.
The 4,470 mAh battery promises 2 days on a single charge, then it’s up to the 18W power adapter to fill it back up. Additional features include Wi-Fi 5 (ac, 2×2 MIMO), Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. aptX Adaptive and aptX Voice are supported for Bluetooth headsets, FM radio for wired ones. There are two microphones on the phone (with OZO Spatial Audio capture and wind noise reduction) plus a single loudspeaker.
To put the pricing in perspective, the Nokia G50 is currently discounted to $270 (normally it’s $300), but that only has a 720p+ display. More similar in terms of hardware is the rugged Nokia XR20 for $550.
The Nokia X100 runs Android 11 out of the box and as part of the X-series it should receive OS updates for 3-years and monthly security patches, though we don’t see official confirmation of that on Nokia.com just yet.