Nokia C22 with Octa-Core Unisoc SoC and Android 13 Go Edition Launches in India: Price and Specifications

The Nokia C22 has been launched in India and is being called the perfect blend of affordability and performance by HMD Global, the parent company of Nokia. The phone was unveiled globally earlier this year, in February, alongside the Nokia C32. The Nokia C22 is available¬†in India in two storage variants and comes in three colour options. It features an IP52 rating, a 2.5D display glass, and a strong metal chassis in a sturdy polycarbonate unibody design. Here’s everything you need to know about the Nokia C22.

Nokia C22 Price and Availability

Offered in Charcoal, Purple, and Sand colour options, the Nokia C22 is available for purchase now in India at a starting price of Rs. 7,999 for the base 2GB + 64GB storage variant. The 4GB + 64GB variant is marked at Rs. 8,499.

Nokia C22 Specifications and Features

Featuring a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) LCD display, the Nokia C22 has an aspect ratio of 20:9. The phone is powered by an octa-core Unisoc¬†SC9863A SoC paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. It runs Android 13 Go Edition out-of-the-box, which is a lightweight version of Android.

The dual rear camera unit of the Nokia C22 sports a 13-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor, alongside an LED flash module. The front camera is equipped with an 8-megapixel sensor housed in a centre-aligned waterdrop notch at the top of the display. The phone is backed by an unspecified battery unit with 10W charging support that claims to offer up to 3 days of battery life.

For security, there is a fingerprint sensor on the back panel of the handset and the phone also has a face unlock feature. The dual-nano-SIM supported smartphone is promised two years of quarterly security updates, but no OS updates.

Display and Design

The Nokia C22 features a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 720×1,600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The display comes with a 2.5D glass protection and the phone has a sturdy polycarbonate unibody design with a strong metal chassis.

Processor and Storage

The Nokia C22 is powered by an octa-core Unisoc SC9863A SoC, which is paired with 2GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on the variant. The phone comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card up to 512GB.

Camera and Battery

The Nokia C22 sports a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, along with an LED flash module. For selfies and video calls, the phone has an 8-megapixel front camera, placed in the waterdrop-style notch at the top of the display. The phone is backed by an unspecified battery unit with 10W charging support, that promises to last up to 3 days on a single charge.

Security and Connectivity

The Nokia C22 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a face unlock feature for added security. It supports dual-nano-SIM cards and runs on Android 11 Go Edition out-of-the-box. The phone promises two years of quarterly security updates but no OS updates. For connectivity, the phone has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

Verdict

The Nokia C22 is a good budget smartphone that offers decent features such as a 6.5-inch HD+ display, dual rear cameras, and up to 4GB of RAM with 64GB of inbuilt storage. The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor and face unlock for added security. With a starting price of Rs. 7,999, the Nokia C22 competes with smartphones like Realme C21 and Redmi Note 10S in India.

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