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The Nokia C3 is a new budget phone that might launch in India soon

The Nokia C3. (Source: Nokia)
The Nokia C3. (Source: Nokia)
Nokia launched the C3 as a 5.99-inch HD+ display phone with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage in China recently. It also runs Android 10 with an octa-core processor, and costs about US$101. A new leak suggests this budget phone is also headed to India soon.

HMD Global is currently taking pre-orders for the Nokia C3 in China. This phone certainly packs the specs to match its economical appeal, with a 5.99-inch display and 3GB RAM. The new phone also has just 32GB of internal storage, although there is support for microSD cards of up to 128GB in size.

The C3 has just 1 8MP primary shooter, set into its rear "environmentally friendly" polycarbonate rear panel. However, Nokia China asserts that it "focuses on quality", with HDR, FHD video and auto-focus. Similarly, the selfie camera - found in a traditional forehead balanced out by a chin and big old bezels around the screen - is 5MP.

The phone has Android 10 out of the box, at least, powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor. This SoC, while touted by Nokia as "high-performance", does not get a name or model number on its official specs page. It also has the brand's Xpress hardware button that can be mapped to a variety of desired settings or functions. 

According to NokiaPowerUser, this new C-series variant is also destined for an Indian launch. The blog claims to have snapped a poster allegedly directed at this market. The teaser also promotes one year's worth of replacement cover. Therefore, the Nokia C3 may be a welcome addition to the tier corresponding to its price, which is currently set at 699 yuan (US$101/INR 7572).

Nokia's alleged Indian C3 promo poster. (Source: NokiaPowerUser)
Nokia's alleged Indian C3 promo poster. (Source: NokiaPowerUser)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-23 (Update: 2020-08-23)