Nokia has quietly unveiled the affordable Nokia C02 as its latest entry-level smartphone. It brings a 5.45-inch LCD with FWVGA+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Nokia C02 launched

The handset features large thick bezels on the display that take us back to old times. It has a polycarbonate frame and a back with a nano-texture. There’s also IP52 waterproofing.

In the camera department, there’s a 2 MP front-facing camera and a single 5 MP camera on the rear with LED flash.

Fueling the smartphone is a relatively large 3,000mAh battery that should be enough to power the phone for a full day. The battery is removable so you can always swap it with a new one if the juice runs out.

Nokia C02 unveiled

Under the hood, the Nokia C02 is powered by an unnamed quad-core SoC with a clock speed of 1.4GHz. The SoC is paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage. On the software front, the handset runs Android 12 (Go edition). The brand will be offering two years of security updates.

The smartphone comes with dual SIM slots and a microSD card slot. The handset charges with the help of microUSB connector.

Nokia C02

Nokia C02 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, February 23
  • Status: Exp. release 2023, March

Design

  • Dimensions: 148.7 x 71.2 x 10 mm (5.85 x 2.80 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight: 191 g (6.74 oz)
  • Build: Plastic back, plastic frame
  • Colors: Dark Cyan, Charcoal
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Splash and dust resistant

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 5.45 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~72.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~295 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 12 (Go edition)

Hardware

  • CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC
  • Internal: 32GB 2GB RAM
  • eMMC 5.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Single – 5 MP
  • Features: LED flash, HDR
  • Video: 720p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 2 MP
  • Video: 720p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Positioning: GPS
  • NFC: No
  • USB: microUSB 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Accelerometer

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 3000 mAh, removable

Nokia C02 Price and Availability

Nokia C02 in colors

Currently, the pricing and availability of the Nokia C02 are not known. The brand should be announcing it pretty soon. The handset should be priced under $80.

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