HMD Global announced on Tuesday (25) its newest cheap smartphone: it is the Nokia C3 with almost 6 inches screen, digital reader, support FM radio and up to 3 GB of RAM. This smartphone runs the full version of Android 10, while its predecessors were launched with Android Go.
Cheap cell phone manufacturers tend to save on RAM, but HMD broke that standard and decided to create models with 3 GB of memory. Unfortunately, these versions will only be available in China and India; for the rest of the world, including Latin America, the Nokia C3 will come with 2 GB of RAM.
Inside, we also have a Unisoc processor with eight 1.6 GHz cores, up to 32 GB of microSD expandable storage and a 3,040 mAh battery.
The rear camera is 8 megapixels and is close to the fingerprint reader; while the front camera for selfies features a 5 MP sensor. There is also a button for direct access to the Google Assistant.
How does the Nokia C3 compare to its latest predecessor, the Nokia C2?
HMD implemented several small improvements: the processor is a little faster, the battery has gotten a little bigger and the amount of RAM has increased, as well as the megapixels at the rear.
The Nokia C1 and C2, launched in the last twelve months, do not have a fingerprint reader and run Android Go; both have only 1 GB of RAM.
Nokia C3 Specifications
|Form Factor||Candybar, Touchscreen|
|Dimensions||159.9 x 77 x 8.7 mm (6.30 x 3.03 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||184.5 g (6.53 oz)|
|Build||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|Colors||Nordic blue, Sand gold|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)|
5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~75.2% screen-to-body ratio)
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Internal||32GB 3GB RAM|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Storage Type||eMMC 5.1|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Main Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, AF|
|Camera Features||LED flash, HDR|
|Selfie Camera||5 MP, f/2.4|
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|Operating System (OS)||Android OS, v10.0|
|Chipset||Unisoc SC9863A (28nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|Side / Additional Keys||Volume keys, Power/Lock key|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion 3040 mAh, removable|
|Features||LED flash, HDR|
Nokia C3 Price in Nigeria and Availability
The new Nokia C3 will cost 38,973 Nigerian Naira and a price of Rs. 7,500 in India.
It will reach selected markets in September, in blue and gold colors, costing around 85 euros on average.