HMD Global has launched a new repairable phone, the Nokia G42 in So Purple, just two months after releasing its first repairable phone, the Nokia G22.

The Nokia G42 is built with QuickFix repairability allowing owners to replace cracked screens, bent charging ports and old batteries themselves. In collaboration with iFixit, Nokia G42 can be repaired with step-by-step guides and replacement parts starting at RRP $42.99. 

Nokia G42 is the brand’s first repairable smartphone with 5G connectivity powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G Mobile Platform and is made with 65% recycled back cover and boxed in FSC-certified mixed packaging.

HMD Global chief marketing officer, Lara Silberbauer said, “It’s safe to say purple is having a moment this year. Not only does the Nokia G42 look great, it’s also a continuation of our repairability journey which is now a fundamental part of the way we design smartphones.”

HMD Global country manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands commented, “We are excited to bring the repairableNokia G42 to the Australian market. The Nokia G42 offers both longevity and performance with the addition of 5G.”

iFixit CEO, Kyle Wiens added, “I’m thrilled to see how our partnership with HMD Global is turning the tide in favour of self-repairs. This is not just about providing parts; it’s about seeding the DIY ethos among consumers and signalling that the era of self-service repairs is truly upon us.”

In addition to a 6.56-inch HD+ display, the 50MP camera works with imaging AI to capture clear photos, even in low light conditions, supported by Portrait Mode and Night Mode, as well as OZO 3D audio capture.

With a three-day battery life, the Nokia G42 battery will keep 80% of its original capacity after 800 full charging cycles or up to four years’ worth of charges. It also stays up to date, offering three years of monthly security updates and two years of OS upgrades. With Android13, users have control over what information apps can and can’t access including specific photos, videos and clipboard history.

Nokia G42 in So Purple will be available in Australia in late July from and leading retail partners with RRPs starting from $449.