Last December, HMD Global announced the Nokia C1 – a 3G smartphone designed for those purchasing their first smartphone. Now, it has followed it up with the Nokia C2 which shares a similar design to its predecessor but brings some upgrades including 4G.
The Nokia C2 is bigger with its 5.7-inch screen which has an HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is made from polycarbonate and comes in Black and that Cyan color we love from the Nokia 7.2. Like the new models announced in the past 6 months, this too has a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side.
There is a Unisoc processor inside it but the spec sheet doesn’t specify which it is. Nevertheless, it is a quad-core chipset with a 1.4GHz clockspeed. There is 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which can be expanded to 64GB via a MicroSD card slot.
HMD Global ships the phone with a 5MP f/2.2 camera positioned in the middle along with an LED flash. Just like the Nokia C1, this also has a 5MP selfie camera with an LED flash too.
Since the Nokia C2 has a bigger screen, its battery capacity has been bumped up to 2800mAh from the C1’s 2500mAh capacity. However, you are still limited to 5V 1A charging. Oh! This is a removable battery too.
There is Bluetooth 4.2, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, GPS, a MicroUSB port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and an FM radio receiver built-in. The phone will come in single SIM and dual SIM variants (both Nano SIMs) and will be available in Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. The model that will be sold in Saudi Arabia will have different network bands from that of the aforementioned regions.
The Nokia C2 will run Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) out of the box and not the latest Android 10 (Go Edition) which has already been announced. Hopefully, it and the Nokia C1 get an update in the future.
There is no info on the price and availability yet. However, HMD Global has an event this Thursday where they will most likely reveal the price and date of release.