The new Nokia devices have only two respectable attributes, nice aesthetics with the good build quality and assured software updates for 2 years. And these two are the only USPs based on which Nokia is marketing these devices. We have seen and used some of the Nokia devices at some point in our life and yes, it feels great in hand, both in terms of design and rigidity. Nokia and HMD are designing the hardware and software of the phone. Foxconn is the manufacturer (Foxconn is the same company that manufactures iPhones iPads and some of the other popular electronic products). HMD is going to handle the marketing and sales of the devices. HMD has roped in a famous ad agency called “mother” for the ad making and brand image deciding etc.
Nokia has made one of the best phones in the mobile world. If you are worried about their recent androids, then those are good too for the price. Somehow their entry into the android field has benefitted users too as everybody loves Nokia. Plus, upon release with their phones, Nokia has released quite better phones than most of the smartphone brands (with cheaper prices and better specs) and also with better functionality. Their most important phone spec was stock android, which made buying of phones more reliable since nobody hates clean fast working android (that too on low-grade hardware). But this smartphone brand is lacking innovation and they are just blatantly ignoring the demand of the users.
Nokia has started introducing budget segment smartphones under the name of the “C” series. The new naming just makes it easier to identify the product segment and the market that it is aimed at. For example, the C becomes the ultra-affordable range. With these normal feature products, you can’t win. People can buy a good product for less than your price. Bring some extraordinary change to your phone’s internal condition. Again and again, you are sending the same product with just a different design and nothing else. And the price of your phone is too high. Bring some change. Nokia says about its famous tagline: At Nokia, “Connecting People” is more than a tagline. It’s a mission statement that has guided almost everything we’ve done for over 20 years. New products have been launched with high pricing that justifies Nokia’s history.
They are riding more on brand name and selling initial stock with that price. But they receive steep price cuts after 6–12 months of their launch so that they remain relevant in the market. Nokia was never a cheap brand in comparison to other brands. The same kind of strategy they have applied in the selling of Nokia C series smartphones. Nothing has changed other than the naming for now. The new Nokia c30 combines the best of both worlds, durability, and functionality. The design (the color is nice) and features you get are amazing. It has pretty much everything you need as a regular user. Combined with the fact that Nokia phones are quite durable, the three years of OS updates and four years of security patches, also future proofs the device as well. The brand new smartphone of Nokia has finally been launched in India with the Jio offer.
So let us have a detailed purview on the newly launched Nokia c30. The new Nokia C30 supports 2G, 3G, and 4G bands. The data speed of the Nokia C30 will be HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps. Talking about the dimension of the smartphone, it will be 177.7 x 79.1 x 9.9 mm (7.00 x 3.11 x 0.39 in) in dimension, and the weight of the smartphone is 237 g (8.36 oz). Nokia is offering dual sim functionality in the Nokia C30. You can use two 4G supported SIMs as it supports dual standby. The new Nokia C30 is equipped with an IPS LCD. A lot of users think that Nokia should equip AMOLED display in its smartphones like Samsung. But the thing is whatever configuration of the phone is, we mostly experience 100% of the smartphone through screen resolution. Comparison between LCD or AMOLED.
AMOLED saves battery drain and in turn, screen visualization experience is top-notch especially clear blacks but these displays are highly fragile and. On the other hand, LCD drains battery and negative shades are visible when watching content but these display panels are so much durable. The size of the display panel of the Nokia C30 is 6.82 inches, 112.3 cm2 (~79.9% screen-to-body ratio). The resolution of the display is 720 x 1600 pixels, a 20:9 ratio (~257 PPI density). On the operating system ground, The Nokia C30 will have Android 11(Go edition). The smartphone will have a Unisoc SC9863A (28nm). The cores of the processor are Octa-core (4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A55) and the smartphone will have a GPU of IMG8322.
This processor is outdated, we just don’t know what Nokia was thinking while providing such an outdated processor in its latest addition in the C series. It is very less power efficient than old MediaTek processors. The processor is based on a very old design and efficiency. Nokia must have to think innovatively if it wants to survive in the smartphone industry. Now the buyers are more knowledgeable and they look out for in-depth specifications of a smartphone before buying it. Nokia is still stopping itself with the perpetual changes in the smartphone industry. The decline of Nokia started with the advent of the iPhone but they could have done better to respond to the downfall by adopting Android. Even if iPhone had not come then also Nokia would have struggled because Android is much better than Symbian or Windows Phone.
So surely there was no way they could have been on the top with the strategies they adopted. The Nokia C30 will have a dedicated memory card slot and you can use an external storage card to increase the storage at your convenience. Nokia has desired to launch the Nokia C30 in three different segments based on storage and RAM. These segments are 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and 3GB of RAM, and the last one will have 64GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM. Moving to the Optics part of the smartphone, the new Nokia C30 is coming with 13 MP, (wide) 2 MP, (depth) at the rear end of the smartphone. There is a 5MP front-facing camera to click selfies and communicate via video calls. The smartphone has an LED flash at the rear end and videos can be recorded at 1080p@30fps.
The camera specification of the Nokia C30 is pretty basic and these camera sensors can be priorly observed in the low range smartphones. We had better hope with Nokia on camera sensors but on this ground, they have provided average camera segments. The new Nokia C30 has Loudspeaker, you can listen to music on your smartphone with some decent sound quality. Nokia has always offered premium sound hardware in its smartphones. The smartphone will also have a 3.5 mm audio jack, so you can plug and play anytime and anywhere. Now coming to the communication and other features of the Nokia C30. The smartphone will have WIFI connectivity with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot. It will have Bluetooth of version 4.2, A2DP. The Nokia C30 is also coming from GPS with A-GPS technology.
The USB connectivity of the smartphone is micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go. Sensors available in the Nokia C30 are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity. Nokia is offering a massive 6000mAH battery in the Nokia C30. The smartphone will come with a 10watt charging adaptor in the box. The Nokia C will be available to buy in three color options. These options are Green, White, Dark Grey. The Nokia C30 is a device for a general-purpose, battery life is a crucial concern. Nokia C30 counters this problem by taking advantage of its smaller processor and efficient RAM management by the software. This proves with the massive 6000mAh battery that can last about than 2 days. Manhandling can reduce life to about ¾ of a day. The device has endured its first look and sleek design.
The Nokia C30 smartphone is available in two price options, the 3GB and 32GB will cost you around Rs 10,999 and 3GB and 64GB will cost you Rs 11,999. If buyers opt for the exclusive offer of the jio while purchasing Nokia C30 then they will avail of a discount of 10% instantly and a maximum Rs1000 discount while buying any of the two smartphones. Customers will have the option to enroll in the offer via the MyJio app. HMD made lots of mistakes and wrong strategies since 2016. We have been trying to force HMD to make something rightly in this industry to see the rise of Nokia Mobile again. But at the end of 6 years, all we could do is just get to change the naming strategy in phone models. We thought that 2021 may be the last chance for Nokia’s future and maybe we see something different after Juho’s leaving.
But the last we saw in the launch on 8th April was that HMD didn’t learn anything from mistakes. When we check Youtube, we see that only a few YouTubers review the new Nokia models. Most of the tech experts find it unnecessary to review Nokia smartphones. Hopefully this time they listen to the words and requests of Nokia fans. Because in this going HMD will not be able to see 2022. All we can do is to hope that maybe this new smartphone of Nokia will bring some changes (although it seems pretty impossible according to the hardware specifications of the newly launched smartphones of Nokia).