After years of focusing on phones, HMD is releasing its first Android tablet under the Nokia brand name – something we haven’t seen since launching the N1 Android tablet brand in 2014.
longer Nokia T20 It is a 10.4-inch tablet designed for use in work and study from home. Pricing starts at $249.99 in the US and is available from November 17th.
While the tablet is available in the UK from today starting at £179.99 for the wireless version, or £199.99 for the LTE model.
And as you might expect from its price, the Nokia T20 isn’t a powerhouse for an Android tablet. It’s powered by the humble Unisoc Tiger T610 processor, and in the US and UK it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
HMD believes its 8,200 mAh battery is able to withstand 15 hours of web browsing, 7 hours of conference calls, or 10 hours of watching movies. The tablet supports 15W fast charging.
On the front, you’ll find the tablet’s 10.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1200 x 2000 pixels flanked by a 5-megapixel webcam that sits on the long side of the screen (best for calls when the tablet is in landscape mode).
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On the back there is an 8MP camera if you are the type of person who likes to take pictures with a tablet. The device has an IP52 water and dust resistance rating, which means it should withstand even a light splash of water.
On the software side, HMD says it’s sticking with the raw Android experience given the lack of apps optimized for tablets. Other manufacturers like Samsung have added their own software features like DeX to overcome the shortcomings of Android’s large screen. But HMD is not planning to do the same.
The device also comes with family-friendly features like Google Kids Space, a Kids Mode setting that showcases safe content for kids. and Family Link, a system that offers parental controls.
The T20 launches with Android 11, and HMD promises two years of major OS updates, and three years of monthly security updates. And there’s no extended warranty here, as we saw with the Nokia X20 earlier this year.
In the T20 box, you get a USB-C charging cable and charger. But the company also separately sells a foldable case and a durable case if you want to protect the tablet from bumps and scratches. The durable case is priced at $39.99 and $59.99 for the foldable case.
Finland-based HMD has held the license to use the Nokia mobile phone brand since 2016 when the company bought it from Microsoft.
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