28 January 2020
HMD Global has launched a new Android Go smartphone named Nokia C1. It is a phone with entry-level specifications and is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. This is the reason it has a traditional design with a 16:9 aspect ratio that has started to become obsolete among other modern smartphones.
The Nokia C1 sports a 5.45-inch display with 960 x 480 pixels resolution. It is powered by an undisclosed quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and coupled with 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of onboard storage with microSD card expansion support up to 64GB. In the camera department, you will get a 5-megapixel rear camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera with LED flash.
Since it is an Android Go smartphone, it has been released with the Android 9 Pie (Go edition) operating system. It comes with a 2,500mAh battery that should last for a day with ease. Other noteworthy features include a 3.5mm headphone jack and in-built FM Radio support. It is worth mentioning that the smartphone offers only 3G connectivity.
The Nokia C1 has been priced at 5,999 Kenyan Shilling (about $59). It is available in Black and Red color variants. HMD Global has plans for expanding it to other markets of Africa, the Middle East, and APAC regions.