Nokia announces affordable Nokia C1 Plus for €69

The blue and red versions of the Nokia C1 Plus

Nokia has announced its lowest cost 4G smartphone, the C1 Plus. For the low €69 cost, users get a 2,500mAh battery, 4G, and a large, crisp HD+ screen. The device is ideal for those on a budget want a modern Android experience, free of bloatware.

The specifications for the new device are as follows:

  • Operating system: Android 10 (Go edition)
  • RAM: 1GB DDR3
  • CPU: Quad-Core 1.4GHz
  • SIM card: Dual and Single SIM models available, Nano SIM
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor)
  • Rear camera: 5MP with flash
  • Front camera: 5MP with flash
  • Battery: 2,500 mAh, removable
  • Storage: 16GB, MicroSD card slot supports up to 128GB
  • Display: 5.45” HD+ in-cell, 18:9
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro USB charging
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/AGPS, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n

The Nokia C1 Plus comes with a solid polycarbonate body that the Finnish firm says makes the device more durable. To further boost the security and convenience of the device, users can enable face unlock which lets you get past the lock screen just by letting the phone see your face. As the device ships with Android 10 (Go edition), there is more space reserved for your content but you’ll still probably want to be careful as 16GB of storage is not very much.

Commenting on the new product, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of North America, HMD Global, said:

“The Nokia C1 was extremely successful in its mission to bring a great smartphone experience and make that first step to a smartphone truly accessible to all. With the next generation connectivity already out there, operators across the world are optimising and 4G is being adapted as the new base line, leaving many 2G and 3G markets vulnerable to uncertainty. With the new Nokia C1 Plus, we offer reassurance that your new smartphone will go the distance and the certainty that you can trust it to connect anywhere.”

The device isn’t available to purchase just yet but will go on sale at some point this month and will be available in just two colours; red and blue. Nokia didn’t mention whether it'll provide further OS updates for this device as it does with some of its others but it’s probably a lower priority than their more expensive products.

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