HMD unveiled an much more reasonably priced possibility alongside the C21 duo – the Nokia C2 2nd version. It’s a successor to the unique C2, however enhancements are offset by downgrades.
One main improve is the steel chassis, in order that the could be extra resilient in opposition to each day knocks than the plastic C2 was. However issues go downhill from right here.
The 5.7” show was downgraded to 480 x 960 px decision (18:9), down from 720 x 1,440 px. And that’s not all, the 5MP selfie digicam was changed by a 2MP unit (that also has a devoted LED flash). The 5MP digicam on the rear stays untouched.
Nokia C2 2nd version in Heat Gray and Darkish Blue
The brand new mannequin additionally has a smaller battery, 2,400 mAh (down from 2,800mAh) with assist for fundamental 5W charging over microUSB. By the best way, this is among the few telephones that also provides a detachable battery. Additionally, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It appears that evidently the Nokia C2 2nd version is powered by a brand new chipset with a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU, however that’s about all we find out about it. Nicely, we do know that it’s going to run Android 11 Go Version (with a promise of two years of safety patches) and that it helps 4G connectivity (Cat. 4). It’s paired with 1GB or 2GB of RAM, plus 32GB storage. Each the only and dual-SIM variations of the cellphone have a devoted microSD card slot.
HMD additionally confirmed off a few Nokia-branded headphones, together with the merely named Nokia Headphones, which can be found in wired and wi-fi kind. These have a light-weight design and mushy over-ear cushions.
There are additionally the Nokia Go Earbuds 2+, which have been unveiled earlier. These promise as much as 24 hours of play time and are splash resistant (IPX4). The carrying case has a 300 mAh battery that may be totally recharged in 2 hours over USB-C.
The Nokia Headphones and Go Earbuds 2+
Pricing for the Nokia C2 2nd version and the brand new headphones will probably be obtainable shortly.
HMD introduced that 2021 was its first 12 months of operational profitability and reasonably priced smartphones are a rising income stream for the corporate, however so are the companies it provides.
The corporate predicts that it’s going to attain 1 million subscribers to its Providers Suite within the first half of 2022. To higher serve their wants, the Providers will probably be cut up right into a separate division – this can enable it to streamline inside processes and to supply higher assist to current shoppers.