HMD Global has debuted its new budget smartphone, the Nokia C3, in India. Billed as a made for India and made in India smartphone, the C3 will though also make it to some other markets in the coming months.
HMD Global bills Nokia C3 as an affordable smartphone for those upgrading from a feature phone.
The Nokia C3 is powered by a pure Android 10 experience but comes with a modest specifications sheet. It runs on a UNISOC SC9863A octa-core processor and comes in two memory variants – 2GB RAM with 16GB of storage and one with 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage.
There’s a 5.99-inch HD+ IPS display with adaptive brightness as well as a 3,000mAh removable battery. For the camera duties, there’s an 8MP auto-focus rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
Like all the recent phones in the Nokia portfolio, the Nokia C3 too features a dedicated Google Assistant button.
Pricing and availability
The dual SIM Nokia C3 comes in two color variants – Nordic Blue and Sand – and will be available in India starting September 17. While the 2GB + 16GB variant is priced at ₹7,499 ($101), the 3GB + 32GB variant will set you back by ₹8,999 ($121). The Nokia C3 comes with a unique one-year replacement guarantee.