Nokia brings its low-cost 4G enabled C2 to South Africa

HMD Global has announced the Nokia C2, a low-cost device with a 5.7″ display and a 2800mAh battery which the company says will bring long-lasting entertainment and creative photography to fans, combined with 4G connectivity at the most affordable price point for a Nokia phone.

Running on Android Pie (Go edition), you’ll be able to enjoy YouTube Go, Google Go and millions of other helpful apps on the Google Play Store, which take up less space than their traditional counterparts. This means that you can store up to 3000 songs or 13 hours of HD video on the C2. The device also comes with the Google Assistant button – the fastest way to your Google Assistant.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said: “One of our main objectives is to bring great smartphone experiences to as many fans as possible across markets and price points. We know that people are looking for a reliable way to upgrade to a 4G smartphone experience. Complementing the popular Nokia C1, with the Nokia C2 we deliver on our commitment to creating quality devices you can trust, while offering a more accessible path to 4G for selected markets. We’ve added features like the large HD+ screen, front camera with flash and HDR photography, to allow fans to fully explore creating and enjoying content on a 4G-enabled device, optimised with Android 9 Pie (Go edition).”

Nokia hasn’t neglected the cameras on the C2 and you’ll still be able to take your selfies with the phone’s front camera and flash, and utilise the rear camera for HDR photography.

Pricing and availability

The Nokia C2 is now available to purchase from selected retailers and comes in charcoal and cyan green, retailing from R1,499. Single sim variant available only in SA.