You know, when I first heard that Nokia had launched a new phone called Nokia C1, I thought it was just a new design of the old C1 Symbian phone we know. Just like the brand modernized the old Nokia 3310 java phone two years ago, my thinking was that they have re-introduced the Nokia C1 Symbian phone in the market with a new sleek and fancy design. Guess what, I was wrong- but not entirely.
Nokia C1 was launched in December 2019 to succeed the old Nokia C1-01; not as a Symbian phone this time but as an android smartphone. The new Nokia budget smartphone comes with a bigger display, a manageable battery capacity, and runs on Android 9 (Pie).
With this new smartphone, those that cannot afford Nokia 7.2, Nokia 6.2, or even Nokia 2.3 can comfortably go for it at a very cheap price in Nigeria. But before you do that, check out features and full specifications of the device.
Design and Display
The Nokia C1 comes with a plastic body build with just two colour options of Black and Red to choose from.
In terms of display, Nokia C1 boasts of a 5.45-inch display with big bezels. The display features screen resolution of 480 x 960 and a screen density of 197 ppi.
Camera and Battery
For optics, the budget smartphone features a single 5MP back camera with an aperture of f/2.4. The rear camera can take good quality photographs, but don’t expect them to be as clean and sharp as the ones taken with Tecno Spark 4. With the C1 camera, you can take pictures in HDR, and the video recording is pegged at 720p at 30fps.
For selfies, Nokia C1 sports a single 5MP front-facing camera with an LED flash. The front-facing camera video recording is maxed at 720p at 30fps.
The Nokia smartphone is armed with a 2500mAh battery.
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Nokia C1 is driven by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, along with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. The phone runs Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) and has dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.
The connectivity options on the Nokia C1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, Micro-USB, FM radio, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
Nokia C1 Price in Nigeria and Availability
Depending on your location or the platform you intend buying the phone from, Nokia C1 price in Nigeria is below N20,000. The phone is currently available for purchase on Jumia Nigeria, or offline mobile phone shop close to you.
Nokia C1 Full Specifications
|Launch Date||December 11, 2019|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||No|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976|
|CPU||Octa core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A72 + 1.4 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)|
|Operating System||Android 9.0|
|Colours||Black and Red|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen To Body Ratio||–|
|Screen Resolution||480 x 960 pixels|
|Touch Screen||Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes Up to 64GB|
|Rear Camera Features||auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video Resolution||720p at 30fps|
|Video Resolution||720p at 30fps|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G Network Bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network Bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network Band||–|
|5G Network Bands||–|