This $252 Nokia X100 is a budget 5G phone with a 1080p display and 6GB RAM

Gloria Sin

The Verge

The Nokia X100 is a T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile exclusive budge 5G phone. | HMD Global

Starting November 19th, 2021, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile will be adding another budget 5G phone to the lineup — the $252 Nokia X100 that is exclusive to T-Mobile.

This addition is coming just as the holiday shopping season is ready for kickoff, and T-Mobile’s sales of other budget 5G phones from REVVL and certain OnePlus models have been limited by handset shortages, according to Wave7 Research’s September 2021 Smartphone Report.

Nokia is doing its part to jump-start sales by packing the X100 with lots of surprising features, despite its small sub-$300 price tag. While it shares similar looks and the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor as the $300 Nokia G50, that’s where their similarities end.

Unlike the G50, the X100 is...

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