HMD Global officially launched the Nokia C20 Plus in China last Friday. This latest Nokia phone comes as an upgrade from the Nokia C20 which HMD Global launched a few months earlier. Highlights of the Nokia C20 Plus include dual rear cameras and up to two days of battery life. In general, HMD chose to keep the standard Nokia C20 design and carry the same Unisoc SoC.
Nokia C20 Plus Specifications
The Nokia C20 Plus, which runs on Android 11 OS, features a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels) screen with an aspect ratio of 20:9. On the kitchen side, this phone is powered by an octa-core Unisoc SC9863a processor, which works with 3GB of RAM.
On the back, there is a dual camera setup led by an 8 MP main sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor, as well as an LED flash. This rear camera section is an improvement from the Nokia C20 which only carries a single 5 MP camera sensor on the back. However, on the front the new phone has a 5 MP selfie camera which is identical to the previous model.
In terms of storage, the Nokia C20 Plus gets 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card up to 256GB. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
The Nokia C20 Plus is powered by a 4,950mAh battery with support for 10W charging. The battery capacity is greater than that of the Nokia C20 which has a 3,000mAh battery. The C20 Plus has dimensions of 165.4×75.85mm and weighs 204.7 grams.
Nokia C20 Plus Price
HMD fixes the price for the Nokia C20 Plus CNY 699 or around Rp. 1.5 million for the 3GB + 32GB storage variant. The phone has marked its debut in China with Graphite Black and Ocean Blue color options. The Nokia C20 Plus is already available for pre-order in China, with general sales starting June 16th. There is no information from HMD yet about a global launch for the C20 Plus.
Nokia has just claimed the profits they’ve made since June 2020, thanks to their lowest operating loss since 2018. In an interview, HMD Global Chief Executive Officer Florian Seiche said that the company had shipped 55 million phones in 2020.
Even so, Nokia’s revenue fell to EUR 1.2 billion in 2020 from EUR 1.7 billion a year earlier. The brand still managed to make a profit thanks to a significant reduction in operating losses.
Nokia’s operating loss for 2020 was EUR 47 million, significantly lower than 295 million in 2019 and 188 million in 2018. For smartphone shipments, data from Counterpoint Research reveals that HMD Global sold 1.7 million phones in Q1 2020, which further declined. in Q2 2020 to 1.4 million units. But its shipments recovered in Q3 2020 to 2.1 million and 2.8 million in Q4. (via)