Hot on the heels of the recent launch of the Nokia G11 and Nokia G21 earlier this month, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces three new Nokia C-series smartphones – the Nokia C21, Nokia C21 Plus and Nokia C2 2nd Edition. This is in response to success for Nokia smartphones within the affordable smartphone market, which saw a 41% smartphone revenue growth for HMD increase from 2020 to 2021. HMD Global reached its first full year of operational profitability in 2021 .
Forecasting one million subscriptions to its Services suite in H1 2022, HMD’s Services business will see significant growth and scale in 2022. This milestone marks an inflection point in the scale of HMD Global’s connectivity, EMM, IoT and security offerings and positions the company for greater penetration into the enterprise space in the coming years.
Nokia C21 Plus
The hero of the C-series family – Nokia C21 Plus – is the smartphone that keeps on giving. It’s designed for durability and is rigorously tested to achieve sleek style and strength, while also delivering on battery life and, most importantly, remaining affordable. The device comes with two different battery sizes, 4000 mAh and 5050 mAh which deliver up to two and three days of battery life respectively – allowing people to stay connected for longer.
Built around a robust inner metal chassis with an IP52 rating protecting against elements, with dirt, dust, and water droplet resistance thanks to a toughened cover glass that protects the dazzling 6.5” HD+ display – ensuring Nokia C21 Plus can stand up to all of life’s hustle-and-bustle.
A 13MP dual camera with Panorama and Portrait modes allows you to capture life’s best bits in stunning detail. A clean OS with minimal preloads gives you more space for the apps and content you choose. Plus, two years of quarterly security updates , and fingerprint and AI face unlock technology ensures the Nokia C21 Plus stays secure, inside and out.
The Nokia C21 maintains the excellent build quality, security promises and the all-day battery life signature to the popular C-series. The device brings an improved 8MP camera with autofocus technology that seamlessly reads QR codes – so whether people are scanning menus, making payments or simply looking up information – the Nokia C21 ensures scanning QR codes is a breeze.
Enhanced memory capabilities and a multi-core processor bring efficiencies without sacrificing the all-day battery life, while AI-powered face unlock is now supported by a fingerprint sensor for extra security and convenience. Two years of regular security updates also come as standard for C-series devices, so people can rest assured that the Nokia C21 works hard in the background to keep their smartphone safe.
Nokia C2 2nd Edition
The Nokia C2 2nd Edition comes with super-tough and reliable Nokia build quality with even more ways to connect. Designed to withstand life’s knocks, thanks to a tough inner metal chassis, and premium Nordic craftsmanship, this C-series device has been rigorously tested to ensure it meets high durability standards and delivers a thoughtful and purposeful design at an affordable price point.
Giving you greater freedom to connect, and a reliable, super-smooth smartphone experience, the all-day battery life from a single charge which enables hours of talk time and days of standby. The generous 5.7” display lets people easily stream, share and scroll through their favourite content and apps in brilliant definition – and capture the best bits of life, day or night, thanks to front and rear flash cameras. Two years of quarterly security updates also ensure that the Nokia C2 2nd Edition stays secure on the inside. The up-to-date OS with minimal preloads helps data go further, freeing up more space for the content and apps you love.
New Nokia accessories
HMD’s growth story continues with the accessories range, doubling the accessories business in 2021 with ambitious plans for future growth. The new phones come with a range of accessories, including over-ear wired and wireless headphones, and truly wireless earbuds offering an easy, hands-free calling experience.
Nokia Headphones (come in wired and wireless versions) – a super lightweight design with soft over-ear cushioning and a foldable arm for extra comfort and convenience, make for a seamless experience whether working or listening to music
HMD Global Services
The one million subscriptions are split between the three core products (Connect Pro, Enable Pro, and Softlock), and are made up of IoT connections, EMM licenses, and device lock licenses. Building on its renowned portfolio of enterprise smartphones and tablets, the HMD Services offering has bolstered HMD’s enterprise capabilities to become a one-to-shop for complete enterprise mobility and IoT connectivity.
Pricing and Availability
• Nokia C21 Plus is available in Saudi Arabia starting April end in Dark Cyan and Warm Grey and comes in 2/64 GB and 3/64 GB variants starting at SAR 469
• Nokia C21 is available in Saudi Arabia starting mid-April in Dark Blue and Warm Grey and comes in 2/32 GB starting at SAR 400
• Nokia C2 2nd edition is available in Saudi Arabia starting mid-April in Grey and Blue and comes in 1/32 GB starting at SAR 315
• Nokia Go Earbuds2 TWS201 are available in Saudi Arabia starting end of February in Black and White starting at SAR 149
• Nokia wired headphones TWS222 are available in Saudi Arabia end of April in Blue starting at SAR 179
• Nokia wired headphones HP101 are available in Saudi Arabia end of April in Black and White starting at SAR 89
• Nokia wireless headphones WHP101 are available in Saudi Arabia end of April in Black and White starting at SAR 135