Back in April this year, HMD announced several new handsets for their budget and midrange lineups. They are the C, X and G series. Two C series phones have already landed in the Philippines, along with the Nokia G10. These are ready for pre-orders in the Philippines.
Nokia C10 and C20
These two phones are highly identical, apart from their processor. The Nokia C10 uses a UNISOC SC7731E processor while the Nokia C20 uses a UNISOC SC9863A processor, both of which use a 28nm fabrication process. However, don’t let that turn you off, as these pack serious performance for a budget phone, especially the SC9863A, as it is an octa-core processor coupled with a powerful PowerVR GE8322 GPU. These are ultrabudget phones, so expect them to be monotonous or typical.
Both phones use Android 11 Go edition, meaning it will use less space, but is meant for low RAM phones. The camera is not the best either as it packs a 5mp single camera sensor both on the rear and the front. It also has not the largest battery, packing only 3000mAh. The display isn’t the grandest either, as it uses a 6.52. HD+ display. The resolution is capped at 720p.
The Nokia C10 has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, which are pretty low for today’s standards, however, while the C20 also has 2GB RAM, it has double the storage.
The Nokia G10 is arguably the most powerful in the bunch; however it is still a budget phone. The G series is Nokia’s lineup for lower midrange handsets that cost below or around Php10,000 (~$200). Nokia’s lineup for their higher-end midrangers is the X series which has not yet been released in the Philippines.
The Nokia G10 uses a 6.52in. HD+ screen, similar to the C10 and C20. However, unlike the C series, this phone uses regular Android 11 instead of Android Go. It uses a 13mp camera module which are not Zeiss-powered, probably due to the price the phone is valued at. The other two sensors are a 2mp depth and macro. For the processor, it uses a Mediatek Helio G25 as its main SoC, and for the battery, it uses a large 5050mAh battery with no announced fast charging solution.
All these three phones are now available for preorders in Shopee. They will soon be available for sale in Nokia kiosks and partner stores nationwide. Links will be listed below:
Nokia differentiates itself from the competition by being part of the Android One program, which means you can get fresh monthly updates and up to three years worth of OS upgrades, making Nokia one of the longer lasting phones in contrast to those in the competition. And due to this, it has no bloatware other than Google Mobile Services, so you will be getting pure stock Android out of the box.