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Nokia C1 Android Go phone with 3G connectivity goes official

HMD Global has introduced its latest Nokia smartphone called the Nokia C1 in Kenya. Aimed at the entry-level smartphone users, the latest Nokia handset features a polycarbonate body and comes with a display featuring the older 18:9 aspect ratio. The Nokia C1 has considerably thick bezels on the top and bottom, and it comes with a single primary camera at the rear. Notably, the budget offering comes with a dedicated LED flash unit for the front camera to brighten your self-portraits. Software-wise, the Nokia C1 boots Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition). Interestingly the phone also has a dedicated button on the left side that opens the Google Assistant.

Nokia C1 is an entry-level Android Go smartphone with the selfie flash

Nokia C1 specifications and features

Coming to the specifications, the Nokia C1 offers a 5.45-inch display bearing a resolution of 480 x 960 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor of unknown make. Under the hood, the handset has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, which can be further increased up to 64GB by inserting a microSD card. Since the Nokia C1 is an Android Go smartphone, it comes with the light version of various apps. There’s Gmail Go, Google Go, Gallery Go, and Google Assistant Go onboard the device.

In the camera department, the Nokia C1 comes with a 5-megapixel primary camera at the rear with autofocus, f/2.4 aperture, and an LED flash unit. On the front, there’s a 5-megapixel snapper with selfie flash. In terms of connectivity, the handset comes with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and a micro-USB port for charging. A 2,500mAh battery completes the list of the specifications of the Nokia C1.

Nokia C1 price and availability

The Nokia C1 has been priced affordably at 5,999 Kenyan (~Rs 4,200). The phone comes in two colour variants – Black and Red. The smartphone will be launched across Africa, the Middle East, and APAC regions in the coming days.

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