Announcement. Nokia C31 - a very simple smartphone

Photo Announcement. Nokia C31 - a very simple smartphone

Among the smartphones announced yesterday from HMD Global, there is also a very simple model called Nokia C31.

Chipset... In general, it is not named in the official press release. But all Western news sites are confidently talking about some ancient Unisoc 9863A1. Apparently, the really ancient Unisoc SC9863A is meant. But why he is called names in such a strange way, I do not understand. Perhaps some light modification for modern needs. In any case, we are waiting for about a hundred thousand points in AnTuTu. Those. performance, to put it mildly, is not impressive.

Memory. 3 or 4 GB operational, from 32 to 128 GB permanent. Those. from "well, very little" to "well, nothing, it will pull with beer." Support for memory cards is, of course.

The screen is simple and large. Diagonal 6.75 "(110 cm²). The resolution is low, only 720x1600 (260 ppi). Of course, there is no question of any increased refresh rates.

Battery "three days". Officially, the capacity is not named, but everyone writes about 5050 mAh. No fast charging.

The set of cameras is the simplest. The front has a resolution of 5 MP. There are three rear cameras, 13 + 2 + 2 MP. The main one, plus a symbolic couple frommacro camera and depth sensor.

The NFC module is not visible. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back in the old fashioned way. Wi-Fi is single band only. And even Type-C - and that is missing, instead of it - antediluvian Micro-USB.

It's not very clear with the prices. Someone writes about €240 (₽14,500, $240), which, in my opinion, is complete madness for such characteristics. Elsewhere, they say the price will start at €129 (₽7,780, $129). This, perhaps, is more like the truth.

Nokia C31 key features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.75", 110 cm², 720x1600, 260 ppi, 60 Hz, touch, capacitive, multi-touch Jelly?Unisoc SC9863A
1.6 GHz, 8 x Cortex-A55, PowerVR GE8322 Memory RAM 3-4 GB, ROM 32-128 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB Mobile InternetLTE cat.4 150/50 Mbit/s
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900) , 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5050 mAh, charging 10.00 W Dimensions169.2 x 77.98 x 8.55 mm Weight200 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 13 MP
- 2 MP, macro
- 2 MP, depth sensor
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, Galileo OSAndroid 12 SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Fingerprint Scanner�di) USB Type-C v2.0

Georgy Kiselev

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.