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‘So Purple’ Repairable Nokia G42 5G now available in Australia

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HMD Global has released a new repairable Nokia phone in Australia, the Nokia G42 5G.

The Nokia G42 5G – launched in ‘so purple’ – is the industry’s first sub-$450 smartphone with 5G connectivity to feature QuickFix repairability. Consumers, on their own, will be able to replace cracked screens, bent charging ports and batteries using HMD Global’s collaboration with iFixit.

Anyone can fix their Nokia G42 5G by using step-by-step repair guides and affordable replacement parts from A$42.99 RRP. 

The Nokia G42 5G sells for A$449, includes a 50MP camera, 3-day battery life and Android 13. It’s 5G connectivity is powered by the Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 480+ 5G Mobile Platform. The Nokia G42 5G battery will keep 80% of its original capacity after 800 full charging cycles – that’s about four years of charges.

It’s made with a 65% recycled back cover and boxed in FSC®-certified mixed packaging. It also comes with 3 years of monthly security updates, 2 years of OS upgrades and an industry-leading 3 year warranty.

We are excited to bring the repairable Nokia G42 5G to the Australian market,” said Brenden Folitarik, HMD Global’s Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

“The Nokia G42 5G offers both longevity and performance with the addition of 5G.”

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The ‘So Purple’ launch colour was inspired by the 2023 Colour of the Year – Digital Lavender.

“It’s safe to say Purple is having a moment this year,” said Lars Silberbauer, CMO of HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones.

“Not only does the Nokia G42 5G look great, it’s also a continuation of our repairability journey which is now a fundamental part of the way we design smartphones.”

It made sense for HMD Global to use a respected and accessible repair system like iFixit.

“I’m thrilled to see how our partnership with HMD Global is turning the tide in favour of self-repairs,” Kyle Wiens, CEO, iFixit.

“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.”

HMD Global has also recently launched its ‘Recycle To Win Competition’, teaming up with Clean Up Australia, Freely, Mobile Muster and Wander to reward Australian consumers who recycle their old mobile device through Mobile Muster. By recycling their phone, users go into the draw to a 4-day holiday in Kangaroo Island (SA) or Scenic Rim (QLD). The competition runs until October 18, 2023 and more information and how to enter can be found here.

NOKIA G42 5G SPECS

FeatureSpecification
ColoursSo Grey, So Purple
Size & WeightHeight: 165 mm, Weight: 193.8 g, Width: 75.8 mm, Depth: 8.55 mm
DisplaySize: 6.56 inch, Cover glass: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Features: 90Hz refresh rate, Brightness 450 nits (typ.), 400 nits (min.)
560 nits with brightness boost, Aspect ratio: 20:9
Resolution: HD+ (720×1612)
ImagingFeatures: Night mode, Dark Vision, Tripod mode, AI portrait, 50MP mode with HDR
Personalized watermarks, OZO 3D Audio recording
Rear camera: 50 MP Main AF, 5P, f/1.8 + 2 MP Depth + 2 MP Macro, Rear flash LED
ConnectivityBluetooth: 5.1, Headphone jack: 3.5 mm, Location: GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
USB connection: USB Type-C (USB 2.0) OTG, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax-ready
Battery & ChargingBattery: 5000 mAh 1 QuickFix replaceable battery
Battery life: Up to 3-day battery life, Charging: 20W fast charging support
Features: Maintains >80% of original battery capacity even after 800 full cycles
QuickFix design for more accessible battery removal, Wattage: 20 W
Memory & StorageVirtual RAM options: 2GB or 5GB in 6GB RAM variant
2GB in 4GB RAM variant, Cloud storage: Google drive
Internal storage: 128 GB, MicroSD card support up to: 1 TB, RAM: 6 GB
PlatformCPU: Snapdragon® 480 Plus 5G
Operating SystemOperating System: Android™ 13, OS upgrades: 2 OS upgrades
AudioFeatures: OZO Playback, OZO 3D Audio recording, FM radio (headset required)
Microphones: 1, Speakers: 1
NetworksMax network speed: 5G, Network bands (5G NR): n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n40,
n41 (full), n66, n77, n78
Network bands (GSM): 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Network bands (LTE): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12/17, 13, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 (full)
Network bands (WCDMA): 1, 2, 4, 5

Pricing, availability and accessories  

The Nokia G42 5G in So Purple is available in Australia from today in 6/128 GB storage and memory configurations from AUD$449 RRP from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Big W (online), Nokia.com, Amazon, Catch, Kogan and TVSN.  

You can add further protection for your Nokia G42 5G with a clear case. Made from 100% recycled materials with fully recyclable packaging, the ultra-slim, lightweight case doesn’t hide your phone’s design. Available from Nokia.com for AUD$29 RRP. 

At-home Fit Kits and replacement parts for Nokia G42 5G 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.

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