Nokia has just announced a new range of devices at the IFA tech showcase in Berlin and owning one will cost consumers as little as £12.50 a month. The popular Finnish company, now owned by HMD Global, is launching a new subscription plan called Circular which it hopes will not only make buying a new phone much cheaper, but also more environmentally friendly. ‘environment.
Nokia says its new monthly plan aims to entice people to keep their phones longer with a range of green rewards, including sending phones back for recycling and ensuring they don’t end up in landfill.
Under the plan, users can also claim a new device if their model is lost, damaged or stolen and there’s even the option to swap it out for something new at any time.
Phones launched on this plan include the Nokia Nokia X30 5G (£25 per month) and the Nokia G60 5G (£12.50 per month). Both of these devices are made with a 100% recycled aluminum frame and a 65% recycled plastic back. To help further bolster the green credentials, Nokia is also following other tech companies and removing the charger from the packaging, which not only reduces plastic, but also means the box can be made smaller, reducing emissions. transport.
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Those who opt for the Nokia X30 5G will find that it features a 6.43-inch AMOLED PureDisplay and a 50-megapixel rear camera system which Nokia says will deliver its best photo experience yet.
It is also covered with Corning Gorilla Glass for better resistance and it has a Qualcomm processor as well as the possibility of fast charging the battery.
If it’s the Nokia G60 5G that looks more appealing, this phone has a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate for silky-smooth scrolling.
There’s also a triple-lens camera and, as the name suggests, it’s fully 5G compatible.
A latest device announced in Berlin is called Nokia C31. This phone comes with great features such as a 6.7-inch screen, facial recognition and a huge battery, but only costs €129 (£110). There’s no word yet on a UK release, but hopefully more news on that will be announced soon.
Speaking about the launch, Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones: “At HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, we want people to keep their phones longer and that shows in three areas. We introduced Circular, a truly circular subscription model that rewards people who extend the lifecycle of their phones. We’re building our devices with more recycled materials and continuing to build on our legacy of longevity with software and security updates.
“And we work hard to live that approach as a company, with our company-wide sustainability commitments showing our commitment to keep working harder to protect tomorrow.”