Mumbai, 11th September, 2023 : HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces the launch of the much-anticipated Nokia G42 5G smartphone in India at just Rs. 12,599/-. Nokia G42 5G is positioned as a durable and sustainable 5G smartphone and comes with a firm promise of longevity to the users, bringing HMD Global’s impeccable sustainability innovations to a wider audience. The product’s sustainable elements are central to the company’s commitment to reducing environmental impact.

Equipped with a Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G chipset, it enables super-fast 5G accessibility to many, not just a few. With two years of guaranteed OS upgrades available on Android 13, it reflects our commitment to long-lasting tech products. The Nokia G42 5G excels in testing toughness. It has gone through more than 2x drop tests compared to the G50 model, indicating a design without compromise to enhance longevity.

Ravi Kunwar, Vice President- India & APAC, HMD Global: “Nokia G42 5G is more than just a smartphone; it’s our commitment to make sustainable and quality choices accessible to all. We are incredibly proud to bring Nokia G42 5G to the Indian market, a device created with sustainability, longevity and cutting-edge technology at its core. Our team has worked tirelessly to ensure that this phone doesn’t just meet, but exceeds the needs of our users. We have tested it rigorously, optimized its use of storage and ensured that it receives updates for years to come – creating an experience that is truly geared up for longevity. With the Nokia G42 5G, we’re promising you a sustainable 5G experience that’s built to stand the test of time.”

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Ranjit Babu, Director Wireless and Home Entertainment, Amazon India said “We would like to congratulate the Nokia team for the launch of Nokia G42 5G. The smartphone offers 5G capabilities with many innovations. At, we continue to grow on our vast selection of 5G smartphones across price points.”

The new smartphone carries a three-day battery life that lasts through 800 full charging cycles. Nokia G42 5G comes in a 11/128GB configuration (6GB physical RAM + 5GB Virtual RAM), 6.56HD+ 90 Hz Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with a brightness of 450 nits. For photography and videography enthusiasts, it includes a 50MP AF Main Camera, plus additional 2MP Macro and 2MP Depth cameras, all with LED Flash. Front camera lovers aren’t left out either, with an 8MP camera that guarantees great Selfies.

Made with a 2-piece Unibody and back cover composed of 65% recycled plastic, Nokia G42 5G reflects a prominent step towards responsible consumption and production. Included in the box, buyers will find a 20W Fast charger, cable, and a jelly case.

HMD’s latest offering underlines its commitment to sustainability and durability, all while providing high-performance technology compatible with today’s latest digital demands. HMD Global Continues to bring affordable, sustainable, and reliable smartphone experiences to as many people as possible. Housing a 6.56HD+ 90 Hz Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for added resilience and a brightness of 450 nits for an immersive viewing experience, the device is an innovation marvel, coupling great visuals with robustness.

Further, equipped with various sensors including an Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer + G-sensor, and Side FPS, the device adapts efficiently to a variety of user environments and demands. The phone supports a 5000mAh battery capacity (typical), providing an assurance of longevity as it lasts through 800 charging cycles and includes 20W fast charging support, ensuring you can get back to life swiftly when the battery finally runs out.

The Nokia G42 5G is known for incorporating advanced tech features and putting a substantial emphasis on sustainability and durability. It undergoes an industry-leading rigorous testing process, being drop-tested for a total number of 14 sides, corners, edges, and faces. To top it all, the 5G capabilities are designed to make this next-generation technology accessible to a broader segment of users.

HMD Global continues to tread the extra mile to provide affordable, sustainable, and reliable smartphone experiences to a modern, conscious, and internet-savvy generation.

Pricing and Availability

Nokia G42 5G is available in two cool colours, So Purple and So Grey, in a 11/128GB configuration (6GB physical RAM + 5GB Virtual RAM) at a launch price of INR 12599/-.

Sale goes live on Amazon India on 15th September at 12 PM.

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