Nokia launches X100 – a $252 budget 5G phone with 6GB RAM

Starting in November, T-Mobile will be adding another budget 5G phone to the lineup – the $252 Nokia X100. Nokia is doing its part to jump-start sales by packing the X100 with lots of surprising features. While it shares similar looks and the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor as the $300 Nokia G50, that’s where their similarities end. It has a 6.67-inch 1080p full HD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio that is a little wider to better fit full-screen videos. The cheaper Nokia X100 also has four cameras on the back: a 48-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera, as well as a 2-megapixel Macro camera for extreme closeups and details. The X100 uses Android 11, but it’s unclear if and when this model will get future OS or security updates from the manufacturer.

Logitech’s colourful keyboard & mouse are such eye-catching gadgets

Logitech has a trio of colourful new peripherals coming to the US this month: a $99.99 Pop Keys keyboard, a $39.99 Pop Mouse, and a $19.99 Desk Mat. In contrast with Logitech’s usual sensibly styled and office-appropriate peripherals, these Studio Series devices are bright and cutesy. They’re each available in three colour-coordinate schemes: yellow and black; pink; and purple and yellow options. Both the keyboard and mouse have a big focus on emoji. The keyboard has five dedicated emoji buttons to its right and there are four extra emoji keycaps in the box. The idea is that you can swap over the keycaps and reprogramme each key to correspond to a specific emoji. Meanwhile the mouse has a programmable button underneath its scroll wheel which, by default, opens the emoji selection window. In both cases, these keys and buttons can be reprogrammed and given non-emoji tasks. The Pop Keys keyboard is wireless and mechanical.