HMD Global, the powerhouse brand behind the Nokia Android smartphones has launched the Nokia G42 5G which has been built with QuickFix repairability so you can replace cracked screens, bent charging ports and old batteries, all by yourself.
The partnership with iFixit will enable users to replace certain parts without the need to take the device to a repair centre alongside being able to order the parts easily and quickly from the comfort of their own homes.
Lars Silberbauer, CMO of HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones stated:
“It’s safe to say Purple is having a moment this year. Not only does the Nokia G42 look great, it’s also a continuation of our repairability journey which is now a fundamental part of the way we design smartphones.”
Kyle Wiens, CEO, iFixit has stated:
“I’m thrilled to see how our partnership with HMD Global is turning the tide in favour of self-repairs. This is not just about providing parts; it’s about seeding the DIY ethos among consumers and signalling that the era of self-service repairs is truly upon us.”
Brenden Folitarik, HMD Global’s Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands stated
“We are excited to bring the repairable Nokia G42 to the Australian market. The Nokia G42 offers both longevity and performance with the addition of 5G”
The Nokia G42 5G comes with a 6.56-inch HD+ display (720 x 1612 @ 269ppi) that is powered by a Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G chipset processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB of onboard storage which can be expanded to 1TB via microSD card.
In terms of cameras, the Nokia G42 5G comes with a triple rear camera set up that is made up of a 50 MP main camera lens, 2MP depth and 2MP macro lens. The front facing selfie camera is a 8MP lens.
The Nokia G42 5G will run Android 13 right out of the box and will also come with Bluetooth version 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, USB-C charging port, side mounted fingerprint sensor alongside a 5000 mAh, non-removable battery.
HMD Global has stated that the Nokia G42 5G rear housing is made from 65% recycled plastic which continues HMD Global’s vision of sustainability and using recycled materials to make and use on their devices.
The partnership with iFixit enabled users to quickly and affordably get their fixed much easily alongside being able to have free-to-access repair guides, so everything you need to start self-repairing your Nokia G42 5G without paying for someone else to do it for you.
The Nokia G42 5G will come in So Purple colour from late July for $449 through nokia.com website alongside leading retailers.
You can add further protection for your Nokia G42 with a clear case. Made from 100% recycled materials with fully recyclable packaging and will be available from Nokia.com for $29.
The iFixit at-home Fit Kits and replacement parts for Nokia G42 are available from iFixit.com in Australia, including display at AUD$89.99, battery at AUD$49.99, and charging port at AUD$42.99.