HMD Global is again in the news by launching an entry-level smartphone in the Indian market. Termed as the budget smartphone, the new Nokia C3 comes with a 5.99-inch display.
Starting September 17th, the handset will be available for sale in 2 colour options - Nordic Blue and Sand Gold. One can grab this budget handset at any retail store across India.
Prices at just ₹7499, this is purely a made-in-India handset. The USP of Nokia C3 is that it comes with a 1-year replacement warranty. Moreover, it runs stock Android 10 operating system (OS) out of the box.
Have you ever seen sub-10K smartphones offering a clean and stock Android OS?
Nokia C3 Specifications:
Regarding specifications, Nokia C3 sports a 5.99-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1440 pixel (269 ppi density). Powered by a Qualcomm octa-core Unisoc SC9863A processor and 2GB/3GB RAM, the handset offers up to 32GB storage inbuilt expandable.
As it is equipped with a dedicated slot, one can expand the storage capacity through a microSD card.
Backed by a 3040mAh removable battery (with 5V/1A charging support), the handset boasts a talk time of 50 hours on 2G, 23 hours on 3G and 22 hours on 4G SIM.
On the optics side, Nokia C3 sports an 8mp rear camera that enables you to take decent photos and 720p video at 30fps. There’s a 5mp front camera for selfies. It also features a fingerprint scanner at the back.
As said, it’s a dual-SIM handset with Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 support, FM radio, and a micro USB port.
The two variants 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM + 32 GB ROM variant costs ₹7499 and ₹8999 respectively. Above all, the guaranteed 1-year replacement program makes Nokia C3 a go-to device under 8K budget.
Nokia C3 or Indian-made Chinese Handsets?
Though the specs can’t be compared to Chinese Redmi 9A or Realme C11, the Nokia C3 is a decent one. The UNISOC SC9863A chipset is definitely new to the Indian customers but it offers a similar performance provided by Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SoC.
If you don’t bother about Qualcomm or UNISOC, then Nokia C3 definitely performs. Above all, you can’t go wrong with the brand Nokia and its 1-year replacement guarantee
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