HMD Global has today announced the availability of the budget Nokia C2 in Kenya. The Android Go edition smartphone is the direct successor to the Nokia C1, that was launched in the country in December last year.
The Nokia C2 is a considerable upgrade from the C1, as it comes with 4G support.
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).”
The Nokia C2 features a 5.7-inch HD+ screen along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. The phone is powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Unisoc processor and runs on Android 9 Pie (Go edition).
For the cameras, the Nokia C2 features a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. It comes with a 2,800mAh removable battery. Connectivity options include 4G, a 3.5mm jack, and FM radio. The device also features a Google Assistant button.
The Nokia C2 is available in two colours, Black and Cyan, for Ksh.8,199 and comes with a free phone cover. The phone is available in both Safaricom stores and open retail channels countrywide.