While we have already talked about the new Nokia X10, Nokia X20, Nokia G10, and Nokia G20 smartphones in our previous two articles, it is time to talk about Nokia’s entry-level devices of this year, the Nokia C10 and Nokia C20. These are the super-cheap phones powered by Android 11 Go Edition, and the price starts at as low as EUR 79! These phones are powered by Unisoc chipsets, and the base variants of these have 1GB RAM.
Design-wise, there is hardly any difference between these two phones. Both of them have a display with a waterdrop notch and massive bezels all around. But that’s not surprising, considering these are entry-level phones. The speaker is placed on the rear, a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top, and a micro-USB port on the bottom. There is no fingerprint scanner at all, and the dedicated Google Assistant key that we saw on the G and X series phones is also not there.
The display on the front is a 6.52-inch LCD with 720p resolution, and there is something called Panda Glass for protection. Speaking of the SOCs, Nokia C10 has a Unisoc SC7331e Quad-Core chipset, and you can imagine how old this SOC is when we say that this is built on the 28nm fabrication process. This SOC was announced back in 2015, so Nokia uses a six-year-old chip in a phone in 2021. Nokia C20 has a Unisoc SC9863a SOC, which features an octa-core CPU with Cortex-A55 cores and is built on a 28nm manufacturing process.
Both the phones have a 3,000mAh cell and no fast charging support at all. The maximum they support is 5W charging. It is surprising that while the Nokia C20 is a 4G phone, C10 doesn’t even support 4G. So it settles for just 3G support.
Finally, Android 11 Go Edition runs out of the box.
Nokia C10 comes in Grey and Purple colors while the C20 in Sand and Dark Blue colors. The starting price of the C10 is €75 and will be available to buy this month. The starting price of C20 is €90, and it will be available to buy in June.