Nokia Mobile today officially announced the new Nokia C3 for the Chinese market. Yesterday specs of the device were leaked, and a price that turned out to be higher than the actual price.
The new Nokia C3 comes in a polycarbonate body, that Nokia Mobile also mentions is environmentally friendly. The device will be coming in two colors – nordic blue, and sand gold, and Nokia Mobile also shared some durability facts, like that the power button was tested for 250000 presses, which is 13.7 years if you unlock your device 50 times a day. The most interesting test is plugging and unplugging the usb port, which was done 10000 times, which is around 5000 charging cycles, and that should be enough for a devices lifetime. This hopefully means Nokia Mobile improved their port design/suppliers, after a lot of users complained about the charging ports on older models.
The C3 is powered by an octa-core processor that isn’t mentioned by name. On the front we have the 5.99-inch HD+ display and a 5MP camera, while on the back we find an 8MP camera with LED flash. The device has a 3040mAh battery and 5W charger in the box. The RAM is set at 3GB, with the internal storage being 32GB, but expandable via a MicroSD card. The phone also has FM Radio, headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.2 and 4G.
A new addition to the Nokia smartphone lineup is the Xpress Button we find on the Nokia C3, which is basically something we already saw as the Google Assistant button, but on the C3 the button is re-mappable. Hopefully Nokia Mobile will bring this feature to internationally available phones, because a lot of users don’t care about the Google Assistant.
The Nokia C3 will be available in China for CNY 699 (85 euro, 100 dollars, 7,500 INR). Looks like a nice device, that might find its customer base in international markets as well.