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Nokia T20 tablet: Everything you need to know

A new Nokia-branded slate looks set to arrive later this week, with sources both official and unofficial pointing to the reveal of what looks to be the brand’s second-ever Android tablet and the first under the stewardship of HMD Global.

Prior to this latest device, tablets sporting the Nokia brand have been few and far between; with the Nokia N1 – which ran on Android – released back in 2014 and a year prior to that, the Nokia Lumia 2520 – a Windows RT-based slate, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip with cellular connectivity.

As such, a new Nokia tablet is a rare and significant entry within the brand’s current portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use Android phones and feature phones.

When does the Nokia T20 tablet launch?

In terms of official information, the Nokia Mobile Twitter account first teased an unknown tablet on 20 September, with a photo showing a run of existing Nokia-branded phones next to a box that – based on its size and shape – would more likely house a tablet. The tweet was also accompanied by the caption, “Our family just keeps growing. Coming 6.10.21”

Since setting a date of 6 October, subsequent official posts have further teased the tablet, picturing it in near-profile alongside the revived Nokia 3310 and tieing it into the company’s current marketing campaign for the latest James Bond movie, No Time To Die. Both posts also reiterate that October launch date.

How much is the Nokia T20 tablet?

Retailer MoreComputers.com already has live placeholder listings for the Nokia T20, confirming specs like display, memory, storage, connectivity and, of course, price.

If correct, the WiFi-only model clocks in at £185.38 (approximately €215/US$250/AUD$345/INR₹18,700), while the 4G LTE model goes for £202.01 (approximately €235/US$275/AUD$380/₹20,400).

What features does the Nokia T20 offer?

The 27 September tweet from Nokia Mobile that features both the T20 and the Nokia 3310 also sports the caption, “Everything you’d expect from a Nokia phone in a tablet.”

With HMD Global having now built and released a host of affordable Android phones running clean and easy-to-use user experiences, often packing modest hardware and the promise of multiple years of OS and security updates, we’re taking this tagline to imply that many of the same qualities have been instilled within the Nokia T20.

As for what the device looks like, beyond the official teases from Nokia Mobile’s social media, Vietnamese site ZingNews (as spotted by SuomiMobiili) did prematurely post (and then promptly remove) an entire article that detailed the Nokia T20 extensively; including a full-view press image that shows off the slate’s broad bezels, rounded bodywork, side-mounted power key and single rear camera.



Source: ZingNews

If HMD Global is going after the affordable tablet space, we’re assuming that the T20’s body is predominantly polycarbonate and not milled aluminium, as was the case on 2014’s Nokia N1.

Both Russian and Chinese certification boards have confirmed a slate with the model numbers TA-1392, TA-1394 and TA-1397 (again, spotted by SuomiMobiili), linking it with HMD Global and citing 10W charging.

Geekbench scores referencing the T20 by name also revealed that the tablet (codenamed “Riddler”, as previously confirmed by tipster Evan Blass) runs on Android 11 and features an octa-core Unisoc chipset, thought to be a Tiger T610, T618 or T700 – based on this highest-clocked cores running at 1.82GHz and the use of a Mali-G52 GPU – along with at least 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Additional specs from MoreComputers.com also confirm the use of a 10.36in LCD panel (WhatIsMyBrowser.com lists a resolution of 1916×1200, with a pixel density of 280dpi) and the aforementioned separate WiFi and 4G LTE variants.

While the social push suggests that the T20 is an affordable consumer slate, there’s also evidence that HMD intends to market its first Nokia tablet as an enterprise/business device. Additional retailer listings reference two rugged cases (SKUs 8P00000159 and 8P00000159), suggesting this device could occupy the same space as the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 Active, albeit at a much lower price point.

Want to see what else HMD Global has to offer? Check out our Best Nokia Phones roundup and our Best Budget Tablet rundown to see what the Nokia T20 is up against. 


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