Nokia C01 Plus: lo smartphone ultra low cost

The smartphone ultra low cost they are often viewed with distrust, but just as often we forget that having an ultra-cheap smartphone can be useful in certain circumstances. When you have problems with your main phone, for example, or if you need a smartphone to use for heavy work, and you don’t need anything more than a smartphone that allows you to call and exchange some WhatsApp.

In short, ultra low cost smartphones like the new one Nokia C01 Plus they should not be snubbed a priori especially if it is a high-sounding brand like Nokia that manages to offer an Android smartphone at a bargain price. To tell the truth, the subsidiary of HMD Global had already presented a smartphone with an almost identical price to this Nokia C01 Plus: we were preparing for Christmas 2020 when Nokia C1 Plus became official, a product that compared to Nokia C01 Plus offers a little less on the plan technical. So the challenge faced by Nokia in six months was to maintain the price despite the increase in performance. Target: Nokia C01 Plus has a slightly more powerful chip and a more capable battery, compared to a price that was and remains bargain.

Technical characteristics of Nokia C01 Plus

Nokia C01 Plus owns a display 5.45-inch diagonal IPS LCD – and those who love relatively small smartphones will be happy – in 18: 9 format with HD resolution, certainly low but sufficient to obtain a good pixel density (295 ppi).

The heart Nokia C01 Plus is a 1.6 GHz Unisoc SC9863A octa core CPU of maximum frequency, assisted by a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU and 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, expandable thanks to microSD support.

Don’t scare the meager amount of RAM: Nokia C01 Plus integra Android 11 Go Edition, a version of the Google robot developed specifically to exploit limited hardware resources thanks to a very undemanding interface to “move”.

The cameras Nokia C01 Plus are two, one on the front and a second on the back, both 5 megapixel with HDR, LED flash for both and the ability to record video at maximum 720p at 30 frames per second. The system speaker is mono but there is, however, the input for the 3.5 mm audio jack.

Zero frills for a bargain price

Not even on the front of the connectivity Nokia has succumbed to the trappings. Nokia C01 Plus, however, does not give up the essential: 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi b / g / n with hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, A2DP, GPS, FM radio, sensors limited to accelerometer and proximity but you have to swallow the absence of NFC and USB-C, replaced by a microUSB input.

No fingerprint reader digital – too expensive for Nokia’s target – but good old password unlock. It should be enough to cover the day – if not more – the battery lithium-ion battery from 3,000 mAh, which by the way is removable. Two colors are foreseen for the body, which is entirely in plastic: blue and purple. Dimensions of 148 x 71.8 x 9.3 mm and 157 grams of weight.

As mentioned, the price. Nokia C01 Plus is currently being offered in Russia for the equivalent of About 70 euros, but we still don’t know if its marketing will be extended elsewhere.

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