HMD has partnered with iFixit, a repair specialist company, to create smartphone repairs including necessary replacement parts like display screen, battery, and charging port, along with repair guides for its customers. This service is specifically available for the new Nokia G22 to facilitate a greater lifetime of the phone.
Other big tech companies including Samsung and Google have also previously collaborated with iFixit to provide customers with easily available replacement parts of their products.
The process of self-repairing the Nokia G22 is not as simple, but also less complicated and time consuming than a battery swap on the previous-generation HMD phones. While demonstrating the process, head of product at HMD Adam Ferguson, spent about 5 minutes carefully opening the Nokia G22 and removing its delicate cable inside to swap the battery.
The Nokia G22 has a 5,050mAh battery capable of being fast charged at up to 20W and is 8.48mm thick. Explaining why it didn’t design a removable battery for the phone, HMD says that doing so would have limited the total capacity of the phone’s battery or its maximum charging speed, or could have increased the thickness of the phone.
Other specs of the Nokia G22 include a 6.52-inch 90Hz 720p display, an 8-megapixel selfie camera, three back cameras, including a 50 megapixel main camera, a 2 megapixel depth sensor, and a 2 megapixel macro. The phone is powered by a Unisoc T606 processor and carries 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It is dust and water resistant and features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for unlocking.
The Nokia G22 will be available in the UK for £149.99, starting March 8. A new charging port from iFixit for the phone costs around $23, while for a replacement display, customers must pay around $54.