Nokia Refreshes Smartphone Offerings with KES 15K C21 Plus


HMD Global took over the helms of the Nokia brand. That meant that Nokia had been freed away from the Microsoft shackles. The MS experiment was poor at best because it failed. It was so bad that Microsoft discarded the Windows Phone/Mobile experiment – and in its place, the Redmond tech giant is now working with its arch-rival, Samsung. Doesn’t make sense to you? Well, count how many MS apps are packed in your Samsung handheld.

Sometime in 2021, HMD Kenya brought some smartphones for our consumption. The G20, was, for instance, an excellent phone. It was affordable, took more than fair images, but it was kind of slow. That doesn’t matter because it has since been refreshed with Android 12.

For the moment, HMD Kenya has revealed it has the Nokia C21 Plus in the house. Its C series is the cheapest, followed by the G lineup. Nokia has since shied away from the flagship association, because: the high-end phone market is insanely competitive, and Nokia has since lost its allure. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.

The C21, nonetheless, has some key features that you might want to talk about:

Splash protection; Yes

Screen: Unisoc SC9863A (28nm)

Memory: 3/32 GB

Camera: Dual, 13 MP, 2 MP

Selfie: 5 MP

Battery: 5050 mAh

Price: From KES 15500


“The C-series is all about introducing consumers to quality smartphones. Nokia C21 Plus has been designed to address consumers’ top pain points in the affordable price tier, battery life, storage capacity of the phone and camera quality.

This device comes with a long-lasting battery and provides a snappy experience on Android 11 (Go edition™) with a 13MP HDR-powered dual camera. I’m proud to be able to introduce our fans to a smartphone that has not only been designed with style and durability in mind, but that has been built to last and tailored to our customers’ needs.”