On Tuesday, HMD Global unveiled its latest smartphone, the Nokia C12 Pro. Like previous models in the series, this phone is aimed at budget-conscious consumers.
The Nokia C12 Pro is an upgraded version of the Nokia C12, which was released by the Finnish company in January. The phone runs on the Android 12 Go Edition operating system, a pared-down version of Android that is optimized for low-end hardware.
While the Nokia C12 Pro shares many specifications with its predecessor, it features a removable 4,000 mAh battery and an additional RAM option. The phone’s 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen has a resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels and a density of 278 pixels per inch.
Under the hood, the Nokia C12 Pro is powered by an eight-core Unisco SC9863A1 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and an IMG8322 graphics processing unit. It also includes either 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
The phone sports two rear-facing 8-megapixel cameras with autofocus support and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera situated in a cutout at the top of the screen. The Nokia C12 Pro supports 4G LTE networks, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wi-Fi b/g/n wireless networking, and it includes a traditional earphone port.
To make the phone more durable, HMD Global constructed its body out of polycarbonate and added tempered glass to the front to protect the screen. The phone also boasts dust and splash resistance according to the IP52 standard.
HMD Global promises to provide two years of quarterly security updates for the Nokia C12 Pro, although no information has been released regarding operating system updates. The phone is available in green, blue, and brown and will retail for around $85 for the 2 GB option and $90 for the 3 GB option. The phone will be first available in India before being released in other markets in the coming months.