The Nokia C2, HMD’s latest entry-level phone, is now available in Kenya for Ksh 8,200. This is the successor to the Nokia C1 and one of its key upgrades is 4G support unlike its predecessor that could only support 3G. The C2 supports 4G VoLTE and should work well with JTL’s Faiba 4G.
The Nokia C2 comes in Cyan and Black to further expand HMD’s portfolio in Kenya. The phone has a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 720×1520 pixel resolution. This is a Go Edition phone that comes with Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition, something that may be disappointing for some people.
Powering this device is the quad-core Unisoc processor that is paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage space. If the 16GB is not enough for you, you can expand that space to up to 64GB using a MicroSD card.
For the cameras, the Nokia C2 has a 5MP sensor at the back with autofocus. The front-facing one is also 5MP. As for the battery, it has a 2,800 mAh unit.
Speaking during the announcement, Gopher Ogembo, Senior Business Manager East Africa, HMD Global said, “One of our main objectives is to bring great smartphone experiences to as many fans as possible across different price points. We know that people are looking for a reliable way to upgrade to a 4G smartphone experience. Complementing the popular Nokia C1, with the Nokia C2 we deliver on our commitment to creating quality devices you can trust, while offering a more accessible path to 4G for selected markets. We’ve added features like the large HD+ screen, front camera with flash and HDR photography, to allow fans to fully explore creating and enjoying content on a 4G-enabled device, optimized with Android™ 9 Pie (Go edition).”
HMD has been updating its smartphones with Android 10 recently after some delays thanks to the current pandemic. The company is back on track and plans to update even more of its devices in the coming weeks and months. The Nokia 2.3 is the latest entry-level device to get the update which I expect to see on the C2 at some point.