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Introducing Nokia C1 Plus – stepping up to a 4G smartphone experience just got even more affordable

Enjoy a first smartphone experience that delivers all day entertainment and HDR imaging on a large, crisp HD+ screen with Nokia phone durability – powered by Android™ 10 (Go edition) and 4G

ESPOO, FINLAND, 14 DECEMBER 2020 – Building on the success of the previous C-series phones, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces a new addition to the family. The new Nokia C1 Plus is the lowest cost 4G Nokia smartphone yet elevating the standard of introductory smartphone experiences and bringing quality that you can truly feel. The C-series mission is to bring affordable smartphone experiences to everyone. The Nokia C1 Plus, brings 4G connectivity to the introductory level of the C-series, offering wider experiences to even more users around the world.

With the Nokia C1 Plus, fans can enjoy sharp content throughout – energising selfies and videos, apps and texts that pop, and immersive entertainment delivered to you crisp and clean. Enjoy style that lasts inside and out with a sleek, solid polycarbonate body that continues to honour the award-winning durability Nokia phones are known for, and a 2,500 mAh1 battery that you can rely on all day. Boosted by 4G, the experiences on the Nokia C1 Plus are smooth and clear with data speeds up to 10 times faster than its predecessor. For added security and convenience, face unlock will give you – and only you – access to everything you need at just a glance, and improved storage.

The Nokia C1 Plus comes with Android 10 (Go edition), leaving plenty of room for your favourite things – with lighter apps and less bloatware, meaning you can store up to 3000 songs or 13 hours of HD video.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of North America, HMD Global:

“The Nokia C1 was extremely successful in its mission to bring a great smartphone experience and make that first step to a smartphone truly accessible to all. With the next generation connectivity already out there, operators across the world are optimising and 4G is being adapted as the new base line, leaving many 2G and 3G markets vulnerable to uncertainty. With the new Nokia C1 Plus, we offer reassurance that your new smartphone will go the distance and the certainty that you can trust it to connect anywhere.

Offering trust and reliability is what a Nokia smartphone is known for. Our manufacturing standards that give our phones the durability they are synonymous with, are amongst some of the toughest in the world, and with the Nokia C1 Plus you can really feel it. In a true testimony to this quality, our latest Android (Go edition) smartphone comes with a powerful front-facing flash, a large, crisp screen and HDR imaging in a durable, stylish package with all-day battery. Building on the success of its predecessors with 4G, the Nokia C1 Plus takes full advantage of what Android 10 (Go edition) can offer, making it our lowest cost 4G smartphone yet.

Boost your creations and enjoy the view

The Nokia C1 Plus lets you dive right into 5.45” of HD+ clarity. Whether you’re using apps, reading or watching videos – everything you see will be crisp and clean. The powerful front-facing flash will give you beautifully lit shots around the clock so you can take your selfie game to the next level and the 5MP rear and front cameras supported by HDR imaging will bring your photos and videos to life whether you’re snapping food art or filming the next big TikTok.

Brilliant and reliable to the core

Coming with an all-day battery2, the phone gives you hours of entertainment on the go, without battery anxiety. And, staying true to the Nokia phone award-winning durability, the Nokia C1 Plus was also made to last – coming with a durable polycarbonate shell that’s resistant to daily bumps and knocks yet looks sleek in a timeless design that’s true to its Finnish roots. Following a rigorous manufacturing standard that asks for over 50 tests just for hardware durability, you can trust that the Nokia C1 Plus is just as strong on the outside as it is on the inside.

Lighter and faster with Android 10 (Go edition) and 4G

Android 10 (Go edition) gives you more security, more storage and more data saved each month, leaving you plenty of space for the things you love – store up to 3000 songs or 13 hours of HD video. With biometric face unlock, your information will be safer and easier to access – you’ll be the only one with access to what you need, when you need it – all at a quick glance. Plus, thanks to 4G connectivity you’ll be able to take advantage of clearer calls, smoother performance and data speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Get the best out of the Google Go app – for example, use Lens to quickly translate text using your camera, or hear words read out loud.

Pricing and availability

The Nokia C1 Plus launches in December priced at 69 EUR and is available in Red and Blue.

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About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see  

HMD Global Oy is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones & tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. Android and Google are trademarks of Google LLC. All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice. Variations on offering may apply. Check local availability.

¹Battery has limited recharge cycles and battery capacity reduces over time. Eventually the battery may need to be replaced.

²Based on a real-life usage test by HMD Global. See more info at