10 February 2021
HMD Global has unveiled a new budget smartphone named Nokia C1 Plus. It is an Android Go smartphone that is essentially an improved version of the Nokia C1 from late 2019. It is an odd time to release the phone as Nokia C2 is also available in the market but that is how it is.
The biggest Nokia C1 Plus over the standard C1 is that it comes with 4G LTE connectivity. It is true that 5G is the buzzword in the mobile market but considering 5G networks are not widely available and phone's pricing, HMD Global has made the right choice. It is meant to be a phone that is easy on the pocket and can be used for staying connected with people and the online world.
The Nokia C1 Plus sports a 5.45-inch HD+ In-cell display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it has an undisclosed quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and coupled with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. There is 16GB of onboard storage with support for microSD cards up to 128GB. It is the only configuration available with the smartphone.
In the camera department, you will find a 5-megapixel sensor on the back and a 5-megapixel sensor on the front. Both the camera sensors come with flash support for improved performance during low-light situations. The whole package is powered by a 2,500mAh battery and it will boot Android 10 (Go edition) out of the box. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack so that you do not have to spend extra on buying a pair of wireless earphones or a connector dongle.
The Nokia C1 Plus has been priced at EUR 69 which is about $84. There are no availability details yet but whenever it goes on sale, it will be available in Red and Blue color options.