Nokia X30 5G is HMD Global’s most eco-friendly smartphone yet to date

Nokia X30 5G: HMD is among the smartphone OEMs that are adopting sustainable initiatives. This is very important considering the tech industry is responsible for tons of electronic waste and 2% to 3% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. 

Last year the company had a myriad of approaches to sustainability – from recycled packaging, to phasing out chargers, to long-term net-zero commitments among others. All this is contained in its Sustainability Progress Report covering the fiscal year 2022 that was released in July. We have highlited some of these approaches which you can read here.

The Nokia X30 5G is among the devices that benefited from this approach. In fact, HMD Global is calling the phone its most eco-friendly smartphone yet to date. Its body is made with 100% recycled aluminum and 65% recycled plastic.

‘’Nokia X30 5G delivers our smallest eco-footprint to date and brings premium features including our best ever PureView photography’’ the company said during the Nokia X30 5G global launch.

The phone is an eco-friendly smartphone right through to the box it comes in.

I love what HMD Global has done with this packaging. This newly designed Nokia X30 5G box is made of recycled cardboard covered with graphical representations of the products printed with vegetable ink.  The box is very small and can be recycled. This reduced packaging size has been made possible by HMD’s decision to remove chargers from the X-series to tackle e-waste – saves on transportation CO2 emissions. Using 100% FSC certified and 94% recycled paper box, the company is promoting responsible forestry and supporting circular economy. 

The Nokia X30 5G actually delivers the smallest eco-footprint of a Nokia phone to date.

Nokia X30 5G Specs

Nokia X30 5G

The phone features a 6.43-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and up to 700 nits of peak brightness. This display also features Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection as well.

Nokia X30 5G runs on Android 13 as of August 1st and the company is promising three OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates for the device. 

It is powered by a Snapdragon 695 5G SoC, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. 

For the cameras, the Nokia X30 5G features a dual rear camera comprising PureView OIS primary sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle secondary sensor. The rear camera unit is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass layer and supports different photography modes including AI Portrait, Night Mode 2.0, Dark Vision, Tripod Mode, and Night Selfie. There’s a 16-megapixel front camera for selfies and video chats and the phone is backed by a 4,200mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. 

The phone is available in Kenya for Ksh. 42,500 in Cloudy Blue or Ice White colour options.

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