The Nokia C10 and C20 budget phones land in SA from R1,500


If anything could survive a global pandemic, it’s the trusty Nokia 3310. While they’ve retired, Nokia’s still going strong, bringing us good quality handsets at a more affordable price. 

Earlier this year, HMD Global revealed the latest in its smartphone lineup, which included the super-budget Nokia C10 and C20 smartphones. Both will make their way to South Africa under the R2,000 mark. 

Meet the entry-Nokias

If you’re not acquainted with recent Nokia devices, you can expect great battery life, decent processing power and simple displays — it all sounds remarkably average, but rest assured it’s good quality for the price. Also expect fairly good cameras in these bad boys. 

The C10 comes in with a 6.5in HD+ display, a 3,000mAh removable battery, as well as a 5MP camera on the front and rear. Turn your eyes to the inside, and you’ll find a quad-core 1.3GHz Unisoc processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. This one will go for R1,500 and comes in light purple or grey colour options. 

Then there’s the slightly beefier C20, which comes with dual-SIM capability, along with the same 6.5in HD+ display and 3,000mAh battery. You’ll also find the exact same camera setup as the C10 here, but you’ll pay slightly more for improved processing capabilities. This one’s powered by an octa-core 1.6GHz processor, and it retains the 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. This one’ll cost you R1,700 in sand or dark blue colours. 

These devices are obviously not for the power-user — and will probably best suit someone who is looking to upgrade from a feature phone to a smartphone. They both run on Android 11 Go edition, which is optimised for devices with little processing capability. Land your very own Nokia C10 or C20 any time from mid-June from participating retailers.


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