With the C12, Nokia presents a smartphone with Android 12 (Go) at a very reasonable price – Les Numériques

With the C12, Nokia presents a smartphone with Android 12 (Go) at a very reasonable price – Les Numériques

If HMD has been more focused on 5G smartphones and touchpads under the Nokia brand, now it presents the Nokia C12, successor to the C10 released in 2021. A 4G phone at a low price that offers the advantages of Android 12 GB , light version of the operating system and optimized for smartphones with modest technical specifications.

Therefore, it is not surprising that we find that the C12 is equipped with a 6.3-inch HD + screen (1600 x 720 pixels) with a notch in the shape of a water drop, based on LCD technology. The smartphone is powered by an entry-level chip, the Unisoc 9863A1, flanked by 2 to 3GB of RAM, and packs a 3000mAh battery. With such a configuration, the device should benefit from a correct autonomy while presenting a restrained weight (177.4 grams). In terms of photography, the smartphone only performs minimally because it only has a back module with an 8-megapixel sensor. Another 5 Mpx sensor sits on the front of the device for selfies.

Without trying to dazzle us with its technical equipment, the C2 bets on an optimization coupled to Android 12 GB, but also on a certain robustness: its screen is protected by a reinforced glass and an IP52 certification guarantees its resistance to dust and splashing water .’water. We note that Nokia, while reminiscent of a removable battery, does not seem to have designed the case of its smartphone (made of plastic) to open; So the handling doesn’t look any easier than with other smartphones whose battery can be changed, but with complicated handling. Too bad the emphasis on the smartphone’s longevity isn’t backed up by further promises on the software monitoring page, Nokia is content to mention “at least two years of regular security patches”.

Finally we note the presence of total connectivity, since the C12 has a mini jack, a microSD connector or even compatibility with Bluetooth 5.2. On the other hand, it has to be content with an old micro-USB socket. It is worth remembering that USB-C will only be mandatory for new smartphones sold in Europe from the end of 2024. RAM and identical internal storage.

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