HMD Global has finally availed the Nokia C21 Plus in Kenya.
Announced globally at the start of the year – in February – the Nokia C21 Plus is available at retail outlets across the country for Kshs 15,500.
The entry-level pricing means that recent debuts from the Transsion Group’s Tecno and Infinix brands have some competition to deal with.
Nokia’s C series “is all about introducing consumers to quality smartphones,” notes a statement from HMD Global’s local publicists.
“Nokia C21 Plus has been designed to address consumers’ top pain points in the affordable price tier; battery life, storage capacity of the phone and camera quality,” the statement continues.
The Nokia C21 Plus packs a 6.5-inch HD+ display, a dual-camera setup at the back comprising a 13-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a Unisoc SC9863A chipset, a measly 2GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage and a 5,050mAh battery which HMD Global says should last 2 or 3 days. With just 10W charging, it should take a while to juice up, however.
Another downside? There’s a microUSB port for charging. In 2022.
The device, as stated in the headline, runs on the Go edition of Android 11. Given Nokia’s reputation of backing its devices with updates for a reasonable timeline, the promise to buyers of the device was that it will be getting quarterly security updates for 2 years.
It also has an IP52 rating “for extra protection from dirt, dust and water droplets”.
The device comes in Warm Grey and Dark Cyan colour options. Only the former is confirmed for the Kenyan market.