Nokia presents the C12, an Android 12 (Go) smartphone at a very low price

If HMD has focused more on 5G smartphones and touch pads under the Nokia brand, it is now presenting the Nokia C12, successor to the C10 released in 2021. A 4G mobile at a low price, and which offers to take advantage of Android 12 GB, light version of the operating system and optimized for smartphones with modest technical configuration.

It is therefore no surprise that we find that the C12 is equipped with a 6.3-inch HD + screen (1600 x 720 pixels) with a notch in the shape of a drop of water, based on LCD technology. The smartphone is powered by an entry-level chip, the Unisoc 9863A1, flanked by 2 to 3 GB of RAM, and has a 3000 mAh battery. With such a configuration, the device should benefit from a correct autonomy while presenting a contained weight (177.4 grams). The smartphone provides the minimum service in terms of photography, since it has only one back module, with an 8-megapixel sensor. Another 5 Mpx sensor sits on the front of the device, for selfies.

Without trying to dazzle us with its technical equipment, the C2 relies on an optimization linked to Android 12 GB, but also on a certain robustness: its screen is protected by a reinforced glass and an IP52 certification guarantees its resistance to dust and splashes of water. ‘water. We note that if Nokia evokes a removable battery, the hull of its smartphone (in plastic) does not seem designed to be opened; handling therefore does not look simpler than on other smartphones, whose battery is certainly replaceable, but via complex handling. Too bad the emphasis on the durability of the smartphone is not supported by more promises on the software monitoring side, Nokia contenting itself with mentioning “at least two years of regular security patches”.

Finally, we note the presence of complete connectivity, since the C12 has a mini-jack socket, a microSD port or even compatibility with Bluetooth 5.2. On the other hand, it must be satisfied with an old micro-USB socket. It must be remembered that theUSB-C will not be mandatory on new smartphones sold in Europe until the end of 2024. The starting price is €129.90 for the C12 in the 2/64 GB version. It is also available in a version with 3 GB of RAM and identical internal storage.

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