While MediaTek may have overtaken Qualcomm as the largest mobile chip vendor, the Chinese chip maker has little to no presence in the United States.
The majority of smartphones available in the US market run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon lineup. Having said that, only a handful of phones in the country sport MediaTek chipsets. The latest MediaTek powered device in the US will be the Nokia G20. It is scheduled to come sometime next week after being released in the European market.
However, the selling point of the phone is its aggressive price tag and not the chipset. It is a budget smartphone in every sense, so don’t expect it to do wonders. The Nokia G20 will be running on the Helio G35, a processor that was launched in 2020 with focus on gaming. It is an octa core processor with all of them offering Cortex A-53 cores.
In the memory department, you get 4GB of RAM paired with 128GB of expandable storage. It sports a 6.5-inch screen offering a resolution of 720p. The phone has a quad camera setup with a large bump in the centre of the phone.
Having said that, the cameras are not impressive at all. The primary sensor is a 48MP shooter, backed a 5MP ultra wide camera, a macro camera and a depth sensor with a resolution of 2MP. Like all other Nokia devices, the phone has a side mounted fingerprint sensor and a dedicated Google Assistant button.
The new Nokia G20 will be available in the US on July 1 with a price tag of $199. You will also get three years of security updates and two major Android version.