Along with the C21 duo, HMD unveiled the Nokia C2 2nd edition, a more affordable option.
One significant improvement is the metal chassis, which is more resistant to daily knocks than plastic C2. But things only get worse from here.
The 5.7″ display’s resolution was reduced to 480 x 960 px (18:9) from 720 x 1,440 px. Not only that but the 5MP selfie camera has been replaced by a 2MP unit (that still has a dedicated LED flash). The rear-facing 5MP camera is unaltered.
The new model has a smaller battery, 2,400 mAh (down from 2,800mAh), and basic 5W charging over microUSB support. This is, by the way, one of the few phones that still has a removable battery. There is also a headphone jack that is 3.5 mm.
The Nokia C2 2nd edition appears to be powered by a new chipset with a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU, but that’s all we know. We know that it will run Android 11 Go Edition and be capable of 4G connectivity. It comes with 1GB or 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The phone has a dedicated microSD card slot in both single and dual-SIM configurations.
The price of the Nokia C2 2nd edition and the new headphones will be announced soon.
HMD announced that 2021 would be the company’s first year of operational profitability, and while affordable smartphones are a growing revenue stream for the company, so are the services it provides.