Nokia has recently launched the Nokia C12, the successor to Nokia C10, alongside other C-series device in 2023. This budget smartphone promises durability and effective performance at affordable price. It has a 6.3” HD+ display with 720 x 1600 pixels and powered by the UniSoC’s SC9863A1 CPU paired with PowerVR GE8322 GPU, and up to 3GB RAM. This Nokia phone has two camera setup consisting of an 8MP back camera and 5MP front camera.
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Nokia C12 Key Specs and Features
- 6.3 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (~278 ppi density), ~80.3% screen-to-body ratio
- Android 12 (Go edition)
- Unisoc SC9863A1 (28nm) Octa Core Processor
- 2GB, 3GB RAM
- 8 MP Single Rear Camera
- 5 MP Front Camera
- 64GB Built-in Storage
- 4G LTE
- 3000 mAh Removable Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
Nokia C12 design has been slightly upgraded compare to the C10, which is not only heavy but also bumpy. The C12 is the perfect definition of of simplicity. It is made from a combination of glass and plastic, giving it an impressive feel. The device also measures 160.4 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm and weighs 177 grams, making it comfortable to hold and use with one hand
At the front is a 6.3-inch HD+ display made of strong glass material with a waterdrop-style notch for the front-facing camera. There are slim bezels at the sides of the screen, however, the bottom bezel is thicker.
The Nokia C12 display also comes with with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels that result to 270 pixels per inch. This provides clear and vibrant visuals for watching videos, browsing the web, and using apps.
While the Nokia C12’s display may not be as high-end as those found on more expensive smartphones, thanks to the IPS LCD panel, it still offer good color accuracy and brightness for basic tasks such as browsing the web, watching videos, and checking emails.
On the back of the device, there is a single 8MP rear camera and LED flash positioned at the left side panel, in a rectangular camera module. The rear panel also features the Nokia logo and a fingerprint sensor for added security. This Nokia smartphone is available in three color options: Dark Cyan, Charcoal, Light Mint.
There is a power and volume button on the right side of the phone, while on the left sits the dual SIM and MicroSD slot. The bottom has the 3.5mm headphone jack, while the bottom has a micro-USB port, speaker and a microphone.
Nokia C12 has an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The primary camera has autofocus and an LED flash to help with low-light photography.
While 8 megapixels may not be as high as some other smartphone cameras, it should still be capable of capturing decent photos with good detail and color accuracy. However, it may not be ideal for more advanced photography such as low-light, action, or zoom photography, which may require more advanced camera hardware and software.
On the front, the Nokia C12 has a 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera for selfies and video calls. Both cameras are capable of recording 720p HD video at 30 frames per second (fps). This means that it can capture videos with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is a standard resolution for HD video.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, there is a Unisoc SC9863A1 processor to power the C12. This is the same processor in the Nokia C32. This 28nm processor features an octa-core processor with eight ARM Cortex-A55 cores that clocked at 1.6 GHz.
The SoC also includes an IMG8322 GPU for graphics processing and supports up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This processor is designed to provide a balance between performance and affordability, making it a popular choice for entry-level smartphones.
The device runs on Android 12 Go version out of the box, which is a lightweight version of Android designed for entry-level devices. This version of Android is optimized to run on devices with less powerful hardware and less RAM, providing a smoother and more efficient user experience.
The android phone also comes with several pre-installed apps, including Google Go, Google Assistant Go, Google Maps Go, and YouTube Go. These apps are designed to take up less storage space and use less data, making them ideal for users on a budget.
Nokia C12 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. This offer enough juicy time for multiple usage purpose. Additionally, this smartphone is equipped with a range of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, FM radio GPS and USB Type-C port for charging and transfer.
Nokia C12 Price and Availability
Nokia C12 price starts at between $130 and $135 / € 111 / £ 99.99 / ₹5,999. The Nokia C12 price in Nigeria starts at around ₦58,000.
The smartphone was announced on January 2023 and was available for purchase starting in February 2023.
Nokia C12 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Nokia C12:
- Platform: Android 12 (Go edition)
- Processor: Unisoc SC9863A1 (28nm) Octa Core Processor (1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A55 and 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A55)
- GPU: IMG8322
- Memory: 2GB, 3GB RAM
- Colours: Dark Cyan, Charcoal, Light Mint
- Dimension: 160.6 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 177.4 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.3 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (~278 ppi density), ~80.3% screen-to-body ratio
- Screen Protection: Yes, Scratch-resistant glass
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, Autofocus
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Unspecified
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: Splash Resistant
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 3000 mAh Removable Li-ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 5W Charging Capacity