The Budget Nokia 2.3 and Nokia C1 Are Now Available in Kenya

Nokia 2.3 and Nokia c1
Mark Misumi, Business Manager, HMD Global, East Africa | Image Supplied

The home of Nokia phones, HMD Global, has today announced its new devices set to rock the budget smartphone market. Other smartphone companies have already flooded the market with budget-friendly devices and have also joined the playing field with their new Nokia 2.3 and C1.

Senior Business Manager East Africa, HMD Global, Mark Misumi, said,

“Consumers in Kenya have really appreciated the Nokia 2 products. The devices are a step forward to our promise of offering you an experience that stays fresh longer.”


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Features Of The Nokia 2.3

  • Screen: 6.2″ HD+ Display, 720p
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • OS:  Android 10
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio A22chipset
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 400 GB
  • Internal: 32GB 2GB RAM
  • Cameras: Dual Camera set-up: 13MP/2MP
  • Colours: Cyan Green, Charcoal, Sand

Features Of The Nokia C1

  • Screen: 5.45″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~197 PPI density)
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition)
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio A22chipset
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Internal: 16GB 1GB RAM
  • Cameras: Dual Camera set-up: 13MP/2MP
  • Colours: Black, Red
Nokia 2.3 and Nokia C1

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According to its makers, the Nokia 2.3 offers industry-leading AI, a large screen and a 2-day battery life promise, this makes it the ideal budget smartphone. The device comes with a few new camera features like ‘recommended shot’ that lets you pick the best picture. They have also introduced portrait mode and low light imaging to this device.

It is the first device in the Nokia 2 series to have a dual camera set up and they believe the 2-day battery life will make this your daily driver. The design is sleek and simple. They have eliminated the fingerprint scanner and it is now relying on face ID for security. They do promise that it is secure and will not be unlocked even when you sleep.

The 2.3 guarantees monthly security updates for 3 years and OS updates for 2 years to ensure the smartphone will get better over time. With Android 10, this means that you get to enjoy dark mode. 

Nokia has made other devices but this is their most recent budget smartphone. The Nokia 2.3 retails at Kes 12,000 and the C1 for Kes 5999.

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