20 March 2020
HMD Global has unveiled a new Android Go smartphone named Nokia C2. It is the only new Android Go device to get announced in recent months. It is also a direct successor to the Nokia C1, a phone that was released only about a couple of months ago. The new release does bring a few upgrades over the previous offering.
The Nokia C2 features a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It means the phone has thicker bezels as compared to the trend of bezel-less phones but it is expected considering the price point. Under the hood, a quad-core 1.3GHz Unisoc processor has been paired with 1GB of RAM. The onboard storage is 16GB but supports storage expansion up to 64GB via microSD cards.
There is a 5-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture with LED flash. It also has a 5-megapixel front camera but there is no flash support. It has a 2,800mAh battery to keep the lights on but since it is a budget device, there is no fast charging. It will run Android 9 Pie (Go edition) out of the box which means there will be a few pre-installed Go-edition Android apps. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Nokia C2 has been released in Cyan and Black color variants. HMD Global is yet to reveal the pricing and availability details of the smartphone. We will keep you updated as and when these details will be made public.