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So Purple and So Fixable: introducing the stylish and repairable Nokia G42 with 5G

Replace the battery, screen and charging port on Nokia G42 5G with affordable parts from iFixit

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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces a brand-new repairable phone, the Nokia G42 5G in So Purple.

If you’ve ever dropped a phone, you’ve probably had to live with a cracked screen. The Nokia G42 5G is built with QuickFix repairability so you can replace cracked screens, bent charging ports and old batteries, all by yourself¹. In collaboration with iFixit, the Nokia G42 5G can be repaired with handy step-by-step repair guides and affordable replacement parts.

Coming hot on the heels of the 2023 Colour of the Year - Digital Lavender, predicted by global trend forecasting experts WSGN, the Nokia G42 5G arrives in So Purple and is our first repairable smartphone with 5G connectivity² so you can snap, share, shop, stream in style, all at your own pace. Plus, it’s made with 65% recycled back cover and boxed in FSC®-certified mixed packaging.

It’s safe to say Purple is having a moment this year. 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.

— Lars Silberbauer, CMO of HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones

I'm thrilled to see how our partnership with HMD Global is turning the tide in favor of self-repairs. This is not just about providing parts; it's about seeding the DIY ethos among consumers and signaling that the era of self-service repairs is truly upon us.

— Kyle Wiens, CEO, iFixit

Get answers. Share photos. Browse, shop, work and play – whatever being online means for you, 5G² connectivity powered by the Snapdragon® 480 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, gets you where you want to go, fast. Plus, with plenty of memory, loads of storage space and smart background optimisation, you can jump from one app to the other with no problems.

The 50MP camera works with some of our smartest imaging AI to capture clear shots, even in tougher conditions. Portrait Mode brings your focus point into the limelight while Night Mode helps with quality shots after dark which can all be viewed on the 6.56” HD+ display. And with OZO 3D audio capture, your videos sound as good as they look.

With a whopping 3-day battery life³, your Nokia G42 5G battery will keep 80% of its original capacity after 800 full charging cycles⁴ – that’s about four years of charges.

Like all our Nokia phones, the Nokia G42 5G is built to last and has been rigorously tested for durability against everyday knocks. It also stays up to date, with 3 years of monthly security updates and 2 years of OS upgrades⁵.

With Android™ 13, you have more control over what information apps can and can’t access including specific photos, videos and clipboard history. With up to 3 years of monthly security updates⁵, you won’t be worrying about ‘outdated protection’ any time soon.

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy (“HMD”) is the home of Nokia phones. HMD’s mission is providing accessible connectivity for everyone. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones and an expanding portfolio of innovative service offerings. With an ongoing commitment to security, durability, reliability, and quality across its range, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmd.com.

Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice. Variations on offering may apply. Check local availability. Google and Android are trademarks of Google LLC.

¹ Details available at https://www.hmd.com/en_int/self-repair

² 5G coverage is limited and might not be supported by your network service provider. Actual speed depends on network and other factors

³ Based on a real-life usage test by HMD Global. See more info at www.hmdglobal.com

⁴ Battery has been tested by HMD Global to maintain at least 80% of its original capacity after 800 full charging cycles.

⁵ From the global launch date of the device.