The Nokia C20 Plus has premiered in China today and has become one of the affordable smartphones from HMD Global. At the presentation, the company especially emphasized that sales of classic mobile phones with 4G support at the end of last year became the highest in the markets of the Middle Kingdom. It seems that the new Nokia C20 Plus is also a “classic” in the minds of the manufacturer and they count on its popularity.
The Nokia C20 Plus was priced at $ 125, but the first customers get a $ 15 discount. For this amount, the user gets a device with a 6.5-inch IPS-matrix with HD + resolution. Naturally, we are not talking about any increased refresh rate and the front panel is designed archaic for our days, where the tone is set by a massive chin with the company logo and a drop-cutout for a 5-megapixel front camera.
The back panel is plastic and there is a round block of a dual main camera 8 Mp + 2 Mp. Under the hood of Nokia C20 Plus, the UNISOC SC9863a chip is running in conjunction with 3 GB of RAM. The smartphone received a 32 GB flash drive, a 4950 mAh battery and the Android 11 Go Edition.
The dimensions of the smartphone were 165.4×75.85×9.35 mm and it weighs an impressive 204.7 grams. Smartphone sales will start on June 16 in China.
Nokia C20 Plus specifications
- 6.5-inch (1600 × 720 pixels) HD+ V-notch 20:9 aspect ratio LCD screen
- 1.6GHz Octa-Core Unisoc SC9863A processor with IMG8322 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 32GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Android 11 Go Edition
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, 2MP depth sensor
- 5MP front-facing camera
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Dimensions: 165.4 x 75.85 x9.5mm; Weight: 204.7g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, micro USB port
- 4950mAh battery
Nokia Smartphone Manufacturing Is Finally Profitable
HMD Global, which makes smartphones under the Nokia brand, has reported weak sales in 2020, both in terms of the number of devices sold and in terms of revenue. However, the company claims to be profitable since June 2020, thanks in part to a significant reduction in operating losses.
According to a Nokia Mobile spokesman, the company sold 55 million smartphones and mobile phones in 2020. At the same time, revenues decreased from 1.7 billion euros in 2019 to 1.2 billion in 2020.
At the same time, an important indicator is that operating losses in 2020 also decreased, and several times. Taking into account the fact that such losses are normal for a recently opened business, we can talk about a noticeable positive dynamics of the company’s development.
For the whole of 2020, operating losses were 47 million euros, and in 2019 – as much as 295 million euros, and 188 million a year earlier.
The first half of 2020 was very difficult for the company due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Counterpoint Research. In the first quarter, it sold only 1.7 million smartphones, in the second quarter – 1.4 million, and in the second half of 2020, the recovery began, to 2.1 million in the third quarter and 2.8 million in the last.
At the same time, industry experts admit that the increase in profitability was caused by the exceptionally high marginality of conventional 4G-phones, which the manufacturer offered for markets in developing countries like India.