HMD Global has unveiled the second-ever Nokia branded tablet – the Nokia T20. The company says the new tablet brings the class Nokia Phone quality to the big screen plus a wide range of features, and a long lasting battery to help you excel at work and relax when it time to play.
Earlier this year, we talked about many upcoming Android tablets in a new re-birth that has seen very many players either launch their first tablets or revive their long dead tablet lineups. The revival could be due to Android 12 bringing in new foldable options, or just due to more demand from customers in market that has long been dominated by Apple with its iPad tablets.
HMD Global says the Nokia T20 marks the introduction of the new T-series. The letter ‘T’ must stand for tablet. And this means we can expect more Nokia branded tablets in the coming months – perhaps even some with flagship quality specs.
For the new tablet, the company promises three years of monthly security updates, and two years of OS upgrades. Which is a good promise to make, but falls very much short of Apple’s track record of up to 7-years support with their iPads.
The Nokia T20 comes with Google Kids Space, a trusted kids mode for children to explore apps, books and videos to nurture their inquisitive minds. Google Kids Space works in parallel with your child’s Google Account, which parents can help manage with Family Link parental controls.
The best feature of the Nokia T20 is the huge 8200mAh battery. While it only supports 15W charging, which means it will take forever to fill up, it will similarly take a while to drain. Nokia says the tablet will last 15 hours surfing the web, seven hours of conference calls, or 10 hours watching the latest films. That’s a claim that we can expect to hold water given the Unisoc processor used, and the 2K screen resolution.
The tablet supports OZO audio which HMD promises allows you to enjoy an audiobook, or your favourite music with stunning sound quality. There are dual microphones to ensure audio is captured well when on video calls.
HMD says the Nokia T20 joins Android Recommended devices that meet Google’s strict enterprise requirements, which means it is a device you can trust to support your business. The new tablet also works in harmony with HMD Enable Pro, the enterprise mobility management solution designed for ease of use and managing deployed devices from its one-stop-shop interface.
The tablet will come with Spotify who have a partnership with HMD Global, together with 30 days free access to ExpressVPN.
Florian Seiche, CEO, HMD Global revealed: “We pride ourselves on always listening and responding to people’s wishes. Over the past year, we noticed the increase in hybrid working and online learning, as well as the growing use of social media, video calling platforms and streaming services – leading to an increase in the appetite for tablets, which grew an impressive 53% in Q1 from 2020 to 2021. So, we created HMD Global’s first-ever Nokia tablet to address people’s changing needs and their desire for versatile technology and features. Designed for work, learning and play, our Nokia T20 offers the classic qualities people have come to love and expect from our smartphones, in a brand-new format.”
Availability in Kenya:
HMD Global is yet to confirm availability of the Nokia T20. Given price is set at around 200 Euros, we expect it to cost around KES 25,000 should it become available in the Kenyan market.
Nokia T20 Tablet Specifications and Price
|From KES 25,000
Check it out on Jumia once available
|10.4 inches IPS LCD
1200 x 2000 pixels, 5:3 ratio
400 nits (typ)
|Build & Dimensions
|247.6 x 157.5 x 7.8 mm
465g (Wi-Fi), 470g (LTE)
Glass front, aluminum back
|8 MP, AF
|Unisoc T610 (12 nm)
|Li-Po 8200 mAh, non-removable
|4G on LTE Model
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS (LTE model only)
USB Type-C 2.0