Nokia C3 is now available in China and India, but Nokia mobile is getting ready to announce the device for the rest of the world. TA-1298 or Nokia C3 just finished the FCC test, and FCC published a lot more of the test documents then it probably should have. The internal and external photos are available, the quick user manual, also SAR Test photos, which is quite interesting to see since it is usually not shown to the general public.
The external photos are revealing what we already know, a nicely designed super affordable entry smartphone that Nokia Mobile is hoping to bridge the gap between feature phones and smartphones.
The internal photos are showing that Nokia C3 is quite simple in design and that smartphone components are getting smaller with years, so the internal structure can accommodate bigger battery or better cameras. With Nokia C3 is coming the removable 3080 mAh battery, although I hoped the device will be coming with at least 4000 mAh battery. It will take ages to charge it with 1,5W charger that is coming with the device, so you better charge it while you are a sleep.
The internal photos also revealed that Nokia C3 is powered by octa-core UNISOC (ex Spreadtrum) 28nm processor, which isn’t so power-efficient, but it is also not so expensive. It is coming with ARM Cortex A55 cores and PowerVR GE8322 GPU. Well, Unisoc SC9863A is entry-level octa-core SoC, which has 1.6 GHz power-hungry cores and 1.2 GHz cores to save that 3080 mAh battery. Do check the details at the notebookcheck pages.
Nokia C3 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory is sold in India for 102€. Entry-level Nokia C3 might be too expensive for some at that price, but there is a 2/16GB version for 85€, which will be OK for those that are doing the switch from KaiOS Nokia phones for example.