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Nokia’s G22 smartphone has been designed for customers to do their own repairs

HMD Global, the Finnish company behind the Nokia brand, has unveiled the G22 smartphone that has been designed for customers to repair themselves quickly and easily if needed.

It is Nokia’s first smartphone built with repairability at its core to increase the device’s value and longevity.

The Nokia G22

Nokia has collaborated with, a global repair community, which will allow customers to access repair guides and affordable spare parts like displays, charging ports and batteries.

 “As consumers increasingly demand more sustainable and longer-lasting devices, the ability to repair smartphones easily and affordably will become a key differentiator in the market,” says Brenden Folitarik, Country Manager, ANZ and Pacific islands, HMD Global.

“MobileMuster, the federal government accredited product stewardship program of the Australian telecommunication industry’s annual commissioned research states 39 per cent of local customers claim to have their mobile phone repaired in 2022.

“More importantly, around 1 in 6 reported having tried to repair their phone themselves.”

The Nokia G22 has a 6.2-inch display and a 5,050mAh battery.

Nokia G22

The device has a 100 per cent recycled plastic rear panel with some of the replacement parts also made from recycled materials.

The Nokia G22 will be released in April with prices starting at $349 depending on memory and storage variants.

Parts and replacements kits will be available from including display and Fix Kit ($89.99), battery and Fix Kit ($49.99) and charging port and Fix Kit ($42.99).

Parts are also sold separately if you already own a Fix Kit.

“People value long lasting, quality devices and they shouldn’t have to compromise on price to get it,” says Adam Ferguson, Head of Product Marketing, HMD Global.

“The new Nokia G22 is purposefully built with a repairable design so you can keep it even longer.”

The Nokia G22 also comes with two years of Android OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates and extended three-year warranty at no extra cost.

Nokia G32

Nokia has also launched the C32 and C22 which offer improved imaging capabilities and added durability.

The Nokia G32 ($249) has a 50-megapixel main camera and algorithms to do the heavy lifting when it comes to analysing the subject and lighting conditions to deliver great results every time.

It has a sleek look with a toughened glass finish and straight edges to give it a premium look and feel.

Nokia C22

The Nokia C22, which will be available in the second half of 2023, is IP52 splash and dust proof and comes with a 2.5D toughened glass display and a rugged metal chassis.

On the camera side, the C22 has a dual 13-megapixel system.

* Stephen Fenech travelled to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as a guest of Oppo.