One main improve is the steel chassis, in order that the will be extra resilient in opposition to day by day knocks than the plastic C2 was. However issues go downhill from right here.
The 5.7” show was downgraded to 480 x 960 px decision (18:9), down from 720 x 1,440 px. And that’s not all, the 5MP selfie digicam was changed by a 2MP unit (that also has a devoted LED flash). The 5MP digicam on the rear stays untouched.
The brand new mannequin additionally has a smaller battery, 2,400 mAh (down from 2,800mAh) with help for fundamental 5W charging over microUSB. By the way in which, this is likely one of the few telephones that also provides a detachable battery. Additionally, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Plainly the Nokia C2 2nd version is powered by a brand new chipset with a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU, however that’s about all we learn about it. Nicely, we do know that it’ll run Android 11 Go Version (with a promise of two years of safety patches) and that it helps 4G connectivity (Cat. 4). It’s paired with 1GB or 2GB of RAM, plus 32GB storage. Each the only and dual-SIM variations of the telephone have a devoted microSD card slot.
HMD additionally confirmed off a few Nokia-branded headphones, together with the merely named Nokia Headphones, which can be found in wired and wi-fi type. These have a light-weight design and delicate over-ear cushions.
There are additionally the Nokia Go Earbuds 2+, which had been unveiled earlier. These promise as much as 24 hours of play time and are splash resistant (IPX4). The carrying case has a 300 mAh battery that may be absolutely recharged in 2 hours over USB-C.
Pricing for the Nokia C2 2nd version and the brand new headphones shall be out there shortly.
HMD introduced that 2021 was its first 12 months of operational profitability and reasonably priced smartphones are a rising income stream for the corporate, however so are the providers it provides.
The corporate predicts that it’ll attain 1 million subscribers to its Providers Suite within the first half of 2022. To raised serve their wants, the Providers shall be cut up right into a separate division – this can permit it to streamline inner processes and to supply higher help to current purchasers.