HMD launched its first Nokia CSeries phone in 2020, which has accounted for 16% of the company’s smartphone sales over the past five years, and now Nokia has introduced its latest CSeries models —Nokia C21 and C21 Plus.
Nokia C21 Plus
The Nokia C21 Plus has a metal frame that supports an IP52 rating for dust and water, and has a toughened glass screen to protect it (brand unknown).
It has a 6.5-inch screen with a 720 x 1,600 px (20:9) resolution, runs Android 11 Go and will receive quarterly security patches for two years.
The phone is powered by unigray’S SC9863A chipset (28 nm, 8 Cortex-A55 cores @ 1.6ghz and PowerVR GE8322 Gpus) with 2GB, 3GB or 4GB of RAM plus 32GB or 64GB of storage, There is a microSD slot.
It features a 5-megapixel selfie camera that can be used to unlock the face, a fingerprint reader on the back, a 13-megapixel main camera with autofocus, plus a 2-megapixel depth sensor and an LED flash.
Interestingly, the C21 Plus comes in two versions, one with a 5,5050mah battery that provides three days of battery life and the lighter one with a 4,000mah battery that provides two days of life, and both versions come with a 10W charger (charged via a microUSB port) in their retail packaging.
The Nokia C21 is a more affordable version with the same 6.5-inch display (720 x 1,600 px) and metal frame with tempered glass. However, there is no official IP rating for the phone.
The phone uses the same Unzipped chipset, but the memory options are limited to 2GB or 3GB, storage is also 32GB or 64GB, and the dedicated microSD slot is the same as the two-year security patch promise.
One of the main differences is the battery. The C21 only has a 3,000mah battery capacity, 25% less than even the lower-capacity version of the C21 Plus. In addition, it only supports 5W charging (with 5W charger and microUSB cable).
Nokia C21’s main camera has also been downgraded to 8 megapixels, but the selfie camera remains 5 megapixels, and face and fingerprint unlock are available.
Nokia C21 and C21 Plus will be available soon. No official pricing or release date has been announced.