Nokia Mobile announces entry-level Nokia C12

It was not that long ago that the Nokia TA -1515 showed up on the FCC pages, and now the name and specs have been fully revealed. Nokia Mobile did not even organize an event or want to wait for MWC 2023 to unveil the Nokia C12.

It is a super entry-level phone that takes the design of the Nokia X30. The focus is on build quality, AI for better low-light photos, and design. . The Nokia C12 matches the previous C-series models in colour and rounds out the C-series portfolio with the Nokia C31 and C21 Plus as better devices. The phone introduces the Android 12 Go edition of Android OS and could be considered a better feature phone in a smartphone form factor.

Specs are not available yet, but here’s what I could find on Nokia’s website. The phone has a 6.3-inch HD + display and an octa-core chip that uses virtual memory in additional RAM that the phone carries. The additional RAM is pulled from memory. So to get all the benefits, be careful how you use the memory. The Nokia C12 has an IP52 rating, which means it is protected against limited-range dust ingress, harmful debris, and direct splash water up to 15 degrees from vertical.

The price and availability have not been announced yet. I will add all the details as soon as HMD Global announces them.

Nokia Mobile has sent the data sheet so here are the specs:

  • Dimensions: 160.6mm x 74.3mm x 8.75mm
  • Weight 177.4g
  • Display: 6.3” HD+ display with selfie notch | 2D toughened cover glass
  • Processor: Unisoc 9863A1 octa-core up to 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 2 / 3 GB RAM (LPDDR4X) | Memory extension for 2 GB Virtual RAM | 64 GB ROM, support up to 256 GB MicroSD card
  • Camera: 8 MP AF rear camera with Led flash | 5 MP FF front camera | Night mode, Portrait mode, Auto HDR
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE Cat4, 802.11 b/g/n | Bluetooth 5.2 | GPS/AGPS/Galileo | Ambient light sensor | Proximity sensor | Accelerometer | Micro USB | 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: Removable 3000 mAh6 | 5W (5V1A) charging
  • Other: IP52 ingress protection | FM Radio (wired/wireless)
  • OS: Android 12TM (Go edition)

Nokia C12 is available in various markets in Dark Cyan, Charcoal and Light Mint colorways, with prices starting from €89.00 and comes in 2/64 GB and 3/65 GB memory and storage configurations (support for up to 256 GB additional memory).