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Nokia C2 Budget Smartphone Launched With Android Go

HMD Global has reportedly launched the Nokia C2 smartphone in China. It is the successor of the Nokia C1, which was launched last year with entry-level hardware. The latest Nokia Android Go phone comes with 4G connectivity and quad-core chipset underneath. The handset offers a compact display and a total of two cameras. The Nokia C2 ships with Android 9 Pie out of the box

Nokia C2 comes in Black and Cyan color options. The company hasn’t yet revealed the pricing and availability details of the device. It is also unknown whether the same phone will also be launched in other countries, including India.

The Nokia C2 is reportedly powered by a quad-core ‘Unisoc’ chipset clocked at 1.4GHz. This is paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB native internal storage, which can be expanded by microSD cards by up to 64GB. Upfront, the Nokia C2 features a 5.7-inch display featuring HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.

Being at the absolute budget end of the smartphone industry, the Nokia C2 looks like a smartphone from the yesteryears, featuring thick bezels all around and a no-notch design. The thick band at the top also houses a 5-megapixel front camera, while to the rear too is a 5-megapixel camera.

The device is powered by a 2,800mAh battery, without any fast charging specification. The Nokia C2 is one of the very few new phones launched without any biometric authentication on board but does come with a physical key dedicated to accessing the Google Assistant. The Nokia C2, as specified, runs on Android 9 Pie Go Edition. The stripped-down Android version comes with preloaded Google Go apps like Maps Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go and so on that are lightweight and offer minimal functionality.

The Nokia C2 features a 3.5mm audio port, 4G connectivity, and single-band Wi-Fi connectivity. It also comes with Bluetooth 4.2 and uses a micro-USB port for charging. Thankfully, the Nokia C2 comes with dual SIM connectivity, and measures 8.85mm in thickness.

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