HMD is bringing its repairable cellphone initiative to the US with the Nokia G310, a $186 smartphone that’ll be accessible from T-Cell and Metro by T-Cell on August twenty fourth. That is technically the third smartphone HMD has launched with a design that makes it simpler to exchange generally damaged elements like its battery and show, however its earlier Nokia G22 and Nokia G42 had been centered on European markets.
As with its earlier repairable telephones, HMD is partnering with iFixit to provide spare elements and restore guides for the G310. The corporate’s press launch doesn’t supply too many particulars on how precisely the cellphone is simple to restore, however earlier repairable Nokia-branded handsets have included design options like rear circumstances that may be unclipped by hand to disclose simply accessible screws and batteries that may be lifted out utilizing pull tabs (although they’re not absolutely user-removable like Nokia characteristic telephones of previous).
The Nokia G310 from the back and front. Picture: HMD
Past its repairable component, the Nokia G310 has the specs of a comparatively entry-level smartphone. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus processor, with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and as much as 1TB of expandable storage by way of microSD. It’s bought a 5000mAh battery that may be fast-charged at as much as 20W by way of a USB-C port, and the entire gadget has an IP52 ranking which suggests it has good safety towards mud, however solely restricted safety towards water sprays.
Round entrance there’s a 6.56-inch show with a restricted 720p decision, however a minimum of it affords a comparatively snappy 90Hz refresh price. On the again there’s technically a triple-camera setup, however past the principle 50-megapixel digicam the 2 further sensors for depth and macro are solely 2 megapixels in decision. The cellphone has an 8-megapixel selfie digicam, and depends on a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometric safety.