HMD Global has finally unveiled the new Nokia C1 in the Philippines.

First announced back in December, the Nokia C1 is the latest member of HMD Global’s Android Go lineup. The company has more expensive entry-level and midrange handsets in its portfolio in the Philippines, but this is the first time that they are dipping their toes in the budget segment.

For only Php2,999, consumers will be getting an Android phone without bloatwares. However, since it’s a cheap device, there are corners to be cut. The Nokia C1 uses a quad-core MediaTek chipset, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of onboard storage. Nothing too flashy, but it should do a decent job considering it’s running on vanilla Android.


See also: Nokia Android 10 software update schedule

Its 5.45-inch IPS screen is quite small for today’s standards but so is the qHD resolution. As for cameras, there’s a single 8-megapixel primary shooter on the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies.

Nokia C1 Specs

  • Android 9 Pie
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 5.45-inch IPS qHD display, 480 x 960 pixel resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.3Ghz quad-core MediaTek MT6739M CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • 8-megapixel rear f/2.4 camera, autofocus, LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 2G, 3G
  • Bluetooth 4.2, FM Radio
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Xpress-On Covers
  • Colors: Red, Black
  • Dimensions: 147.6 x 71.4 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • 2,500mAh removable battery

The Nokia C1’s price in the Philippines is Php2,999. It will be available exclusively on Shopee from February 2 to February 12. You can get a 10% discount by using the voucher code NOKIA10OFF. Other stores like MemoXpress, Argomall, and Lazada will sell the phone beginning on February 12.

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