Leading mobile phone manufacturer, HMD Global has unveiled the first ever tablet in the Nokia mobile stable – the Nokia T20.
An amazing device which offers users a suite of cutting-edge functionalities, the device was formally launched in the Nigerian market at a well-attended event held at Yudala Heights, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
The Nokia T20 – a portable tool which Adetayo Obinaike, Marketing Manager, West Africa, HMD Global, says is configured for users to love, trust and keep – comes with a powerful 8200 mAh battery, offering longer hours for work, play and learning. In addition, the device comes equipped with two years of Operating System (OS) upgrades and three years of monthly security updates with an optional fourth year for Enterprise customers, ensuring greater security and data privacy for users. Further distinguishing the Nokia T20 is a 2k screen which delivers crisp, crystal-clear detail, as well as a massive 64GB internal storage.
The 10.4-inch device is powered by an octa-core chip ensuring a faster, more reliable user experience, among other exciting features and will be distributed nationwide by TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading tech, lifestyle, and solutions distributor.
Speaking at the launch of the Nokia T20, Joseph Umunakwe, General Manager, West, East and Central Africa, HMD Global emphasized the unique attention to security and safeguard of user information which the device assures for users, notably through the monthly security and Operating System (OS) upgrades, even as he noted that the device is built in compliance with international standards and guaranteed to deliver long-lasting performance.
Earlier in his presentation, Obinaike, Marketing Manager, West Africa, HMD Global, highlighted the wide range of benefits and unique differentiators which make the Nokia T20 a must-have for all categories of users, especially in line with the new normal occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, he disclosed that the changes brought about by the pandemic represented an ample opportunity for Nokia to come up with a device that is built to specifications to support virtual work, remote learning and for leisure users as well.
Additionally, he revealed that the device accommodates a wide audience, including kids, with the inclusion of the Google Kids Space, which comes loaded with apps that encourage educational and fun/entertainment-focused content for this specific class of users, along with essential Family Link parental controls.
‘‘The new Nokia T20 comes with 10.4-inch display with high resolution but it is eyes friendly so that you can spend more time using the tablet. It also comes with an amazing battery life that could last a whole day once fully charged,’’ Obinaike stated.
‘‘Unlike other devices, the Nokia T20 Tab comes with three years of monthly security update, which is great for protection of your information. It also runs with Android 11, which can be upgraded to Android 12 and 13 with two years of OS update.
‘‘But that’s not all. The device comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. This is an amazing device. It is a gadget we want Nigerians to love, trust and keep,” the HMD Global Marketing Manager, West Africa enthused.
Also endorsing the device, Managing Director, Sales, TD Africa, Mrs. Gozy Ijogun, attested to the quality, unique selling proposition and competitive pricing of the Nokia T20.
‘‘At TD Africa, we are deliberate about our partnerships and the Nokia T20, one of the latest innovations from Nokia Mobile is a device we are very excited about. In addition to the great features, we are also excited about the fact that it comes at a very competitive price point. The device will be available in every retail store or online platform through our nationwide database of channel partners.’’
In his contribution, Emmanuel Ossai, Senior Business Manager, West Africa, HMD Global, revealed that the Nokia T20 would retail at N118,000, even as he reiterated the large screen display, big battery, work-life balance and rugged accessories that accompany the device.
Present at the unveiling ceremony were top officials of HMD Global and TD Africa, as well as channel partners and resellers from the ICT ecosystem and the media.