Nokia quietly launches C2, the most affordable smartphone

a budget Android Go-powered smartphone. The device has a quad-core UniSoc chipset,1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Here is all the information you need to know about Nokia C2.

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Amid Coronavirus fear, tech-companies are making ways to bring something solid for a desired distraction. The latest is the Nokia C2, a budget Android Go-powered smartphone. The new phone appears to be latest innovation which has the potential to attract tech-lovers to a great extent.

Nokia quietly launched the affordable smartphone that comes with particularly modest specifications and a price tag to match. Inside the 5.7-inch device, you’ll find a  quad-core UniSoc chipset, just 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (that can be expanded up to 64GB with a microSD card), and a headphone port.

Like most ultra-budget smartphones, the Nokia C2 relies on the outdated micro USB for charging, but the relatively small 2,800mAh battery is user-removable. Another notable hardware inclusion is that of a dedicated Google Assistant button, which allows you to quickly enter voice search and give the Assistant commands.

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That display is in the HD+ flavor, with no display notches or cutouts present. It definitely has a budget feel looking at the design, but as a cheap burner phone or a backup, it might be a decent little option.

At the rear, you’ll find a solo 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, while the front-facing camera also comes at 5 megapixels. It’s highly unlikely that the Nokia C2 will be challenging in the best smartphone cameras in the business, but that is to be expected.

The device will come pre-loaded with the Android Pie version of Android Go — the stripped-back OS designed for emerging markets. While pricing and availability are not yet known, given the modest spec sheet, it’s pretty safe to assume that the C2 will be a very affordable option. It will come in two colors: cyan and black.

Battery and Pricing

The budget phone is driven by a 2800 mAh battery that can charge at 5W via the dated MicroUSB port.

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The pricing details are yet to be confirmed by the company, but considering the specifications, this may be the most affordable smartphone from Nokia yet.

Nokia C2 Specifications
  • CPU: Quad-Core 1.4 GHz processor
  • GPU: N/A
  • Chipset: Unisoc
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • IPS LCD Display, 5. 7 inches, 720p resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 5 MP
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, MicroUSB 2.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: No
  • Battery: 2800 mAh
  • Price: N/A
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