If you want something a bit higher than featurephone classics, HMD believes the Nokia C series is the best for you. Especially when you don’t need full-blown Android, then the C-series is worth a look. Just like the G-phones, these two are quite similar. The new Nokia C10 and Nokia C20 have somethings in common.
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The Nokia C10 and C20 features a 6.52” LCD with 720p+ resolution (20:9) but the former is protected with Panda Glass and targets 400 nits of brightness, 70% NTSC coverage.
The two phones have near identical camera setups, with single 5 MP module on the back and one 5 MP module on the front. The Nokia C10 is powered by the Unisoc SC7331e (quad-core 1.3 GHz), the same chip used in the original C1.
As these are Android 11 Go Edition phones, they start with 1GB of RAM (with an option for 2 GB). Storage is similarly limited, 16 or 32 GB for both. If it’s any consolation, both have dedicated microSD slots. HMD promises two years of quarterly updates for the C-series duo.
The C10 and C20 have 3,000 mAh batteries with bog-standard 5W charging over microUSB. Yes, unlike the G-series, these two bring microUSB in 2021. At least HMD kept the 3.5 mm headphone jack with FM radio. The Nokia C10 is actually a 3G-only phone.
Nokia C10 Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- Announced: 2021, April 08
- Status: Exp. release 2021, June
- Dimensions: 169.9 x 77.9 x 8.8 mm (6.69 x 3.07 x 0.35 in)
- Weight: 191 g (6.74 oz)
- Colors: Gray, Light Purple
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD, 400 nits (typ)
- Size: 6.52 inches, 102.6 cm2 (~77.5% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
- Protection: Panda Glass
- Android 11 (Go edition)
- Chipset: Unisoc SC7331E (28nm)
- CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
- GPU: Mali-400 MP2
- Storage: 16GB 1GB RAM, 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 2GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Main Camera: Single – 5 MP, f/2.2
- Features: LED flash, HDR
- Video: 720p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 5 MP, f/2.2
- Features: LED flash
- Video: 720p
- Radio: FM Radio
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
- NFC: No
- USB: microUSB 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 3000 mAh, removable
Nokia C10 Price and Availability
The Nokia C10 costs about €75 and will be available for purchase in June.