Nokia C30 and 6310 go official alongside a bunch of true wireless earbuds
Aside from the XR20, HMD Global has announced another two phones, the 6310 and the C30. The former is, as the name implies, yet another reinterpretation of a classic Nokia phone from years past, while the C30 is an interesting Android smartphone with a big battery and low price.
The C-series is Nokia's new entry-level family of devices, and as such you shouldn't expect record-breaking specs on offer here. In fact, the Nokia C30 is the new "king" of the C-series, with the biggest screen and largest battery capacity at 6.82" and 6,000 mAh, respectively.
The screen has HD+ resolution with a teardrop-shaped notch and a significant bottom bezel that's big enough to house the Nokia logo. On the rear, there's a 13 MP main camera with flash as well as a 2 MP depth sensor, while for selfies you get a 5 MP snapper.
The C30 is powered by the Unisoc SC9863A chipset, which has an octa-core Cortex-A55 CPU clocked at up to 1.6 GHz. There will be three RAM/storage combos: 2/32GB, 3/32GB, and 3/64GB. The phone runs Android 11 Go Edition, Google's trimmed-down OS version for dirt-cheap devices. Speaking of pricing, the Nokia C30 will be available starting at €99.
It has 4G support (no 5G here), and 10W charging. A fingerprint sensor is on the rear, and there's support for camera-based face unlock too. The device has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB charging port. It will receive security updates for two years (no mention of any Android version updates though).
The new 6310 has a design reminiscent of the original, but with a larger screen and bigger buttons, both things that HMD thinks will aid in usability. The display is a 2.8" curved panel with QVGA resolution.
The phone also has a 1,150 mAh battery for "weeks" of use, a wireless FM radio, 2G support, the Series 30+ platform onboard, a microUSB port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack, internet connectivity, built-in Snake, and Torch functionality.
It's powered by the Unisoc 6531F. It will retail for a global average price of €40.
HMD Global also made some Nokia-branded true wireless earbuds official at the same event.Nokia Clarity Earbuds Pro
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds Pro feature Bluetooth 5.2, active noise cancellation, aptX support, a design "optimized" to the Nokia XR20 smartphone (in color, rubber coating), 10mm drivers, up to 27 hours total playtime with the case, a low-latency 60ms gaming mode, IPX5 water resistance, and support for wireless charging of the case. These will go on sale in September in Europe, the US, and the Middle East for $99.Nokia Comfort Earbuds
The Nokia Comfort Earbuds have an "ergonomic fit", compact design, IPX5 water resistance, Bluetooth 5.1, touch control, master/slave auto-switch to use either earbud as a mono headset, and 29 hours of total playtime with the case. These will be out in August globally for $49.Nokia Go Earbuds+
Finally, the Nokia Go Earbuds + sport Bluetooth 5.0, 26 hours of total playtime with the case, touch control, the master/slave auto-switch, and they're IPX4 splash-proof. These will be out in August for $29 in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.
Nokia... still makes the best phones based on design, quality and usage, in my opinion. However, one thing though.... With devices like the 6310 (2021), which I think is a really awesome re-make or the original, why choose 2G support over 4G and no W...
- 27 Aug 2021
- 29 Jul 2021
C30 with microusb and android go is a crime. 7" screen? xD
- 28 Jul 2021