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The Nokia T20 tablet is official with a 2K display and a low price (Updated)

It's nice to see a Nokia logo on the back of a tablet, but there's not much else to admire here.

Published onOctober 8, 2021

Nokia T20 tablet on magazines
  • HMD Global just announced the Nokia T20 tablet, a first for Nokia’s newest parent brand.
  • The tablet has some decent specs but doesn’t offer much to make it unique.
  • It will set you back $249.99 / £199.99 for the 4G-capable model, and it’s available to order now.

Update, October 8, 2021 (09:11 AM ET): When HMD Global gave us pre-release information regarding this tablet, it gave us erroneous specs. The Nokia T20 does not have the Snapdragon 480 chipset and is thus not 5G-capable. We have edited the below article to reflect this.

Original article, October 6, 2021 (05:00 AM ET): Since HMD Global took over the Nokia mobile brand, we’ve seen a slew of Nokia phones launch. However, we hadn’t seen a tablet launch yet, but that changes today.

See also: Your guide to the best tablets

HMD just took the wraps off the Nokia T20 tablet. The Android-based slate has some decent specs, close-to-stock Android, and a very competitive price.

Of course, making a great Android tablet takes more than offering good specs at a good value. With that in mind, it doesn’t appear HMD is pushing any real innovation here. Still, if you’re on the hunt for a low-priced Android tablet that can do the basics, this now seems a great option.

Nokia T20 tablet: What do you get?

The Nokia T20 is a 10.4-inch slate with a 2K LCD display at 2,000 x 1,200. It can max out at 400 nits of brightness, which isn’t bad but isn’t great, either.

Underneath the hood, you’ll find a Unisoc T610, which is not a powerful chip. Paired with that is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (although some areas of the world will see a 3GB/32GB variant, too). Either way, you get a microSD card slot to expand that storage up to 512GB if you need it.

On the front, there’s a 5MP camera. On the back, there’s an 8MP shooter. There’s a USB-C port for charging the 8,200mAh battery at up to 15W as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The whole thing runs on close-to-stock Android 11, and HMD Global says the Nokia T20 will eventually get Android 12. If you need mobile connectivity, there are 4G-capable models along with Wi-Fi-only variants.

Other than that, there are no truly unique special features of the tablet. It’s basically a big Nokia phone.

Pricing and availability

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There are three variants of the Nokia T20. Not every country will see all variants.

  • 4G-capable model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage — $249.99 / £199.99
  • Wi-Fi-only model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage — £179.99
  • Wi-Fi-only model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage — TBA

You can order the tablet starting today from many prominent retailers. Certain carriers around the world will also carry the cellular model.

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