Nokia C30 Debuts in Another Market; Massive 6000 mAh Battery and Pastel Colors

Faisal Rasool

HMD Global announced the entry-level Nokia C30 in the summer of this year. But the phone was not available for purchase until now. The new Nokia C20 sibling just debuted in Africa, and global rollout should continue into more continents. 

Nokia C30 was released in Nigeria, offered in two memory versions. The starter C30 features 2GB of memory and 32GB of storage. You get 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage with the fully specced-out edition. Unsurprisingly, Nokia’s phone is not nearly as competitive as other Android phones on the market.

The design is reminiscent of smartphones from three or four generations ago — broad bottom bezel with ‘Nokia’ stamped on it, popping notch, and bland plastic casing. Here, we find a camera island and a fingerprint scanner in the shape of a coin impression. Nokia C30 comes in graphite, white, and green. 

The screen of the latest addition to the Nokia price list is an IPS LCD that peaks at 720P resolution, but the display stretches 6.8” across, so the quality suffers. We find a 5MP camera lodged inside the notch. Two cameras — 13MP wide and 5MP ultra-wide — are mounted on the backplate.

The chipset inside Nokia C30 is an obscure Unisoc model, powered by a 6000 mAh battery. Nokia promises three days out of a single charge thanks to this oversized battery. But the phone doesn’t have fast-charging support. 

One audio jack and an old-gen micro-USB port are also part of the build. Android11 Go Edition, built for low-end phones, runs on the Nokia C30. The baseline model starts at NGN 62,000 (Rs. 25,600.)


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