Nokia C5-00 5MP - upgraded camera variant of C5-00

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Yesterday Nokia quietly released an update to its C5-00 smartphone, in the form of the C5-00 5MP. The variant replaces the original 3.2 megapixel EDoF camera unit with a 5.0 megapixel EDoF unit. Other changes include additional internal memory (50MB to 270MB) and RAM (128MB to 256MB), and an increase in weight from 89.3g to 95g. The C5-00 5MP will go on sale in Q3 2011.

The changes made between the C5-00 and C5-00 5MP are most likely due to a combination of operator requirements and the pricing and availability of the constituent components.

Nokia did not issue a full release announcement for the C5-00 5MP, but instead chose to release a data sheet and few photos through its press site and added the device's specifications to its developer site

It is probable that the C5-00 5MP will replace the C5-00 in the marketplace and will have similar pricing (around £120). Given the on board services (Ovi Maps, Messaging, Music) and hardware specifications (GPS, 5MP camera, 3G connectivity), this represents excellent value for money, offering one of the cheapest way to get a service capable Nokia smartphone.

Key hardware features

  • 12.3 x 46 x 112.3mm in dimensions (56cc volume), 95g in weight; candy bar form factor with a mix of steel and plastic used in casing materials.
  • 2.2 inch screen; 240 x 320 pixels resolution (same as Nokia 5630 and 6700 slide)
  • 5.0 megapixel EDoFcamera with LED flash; video recording at VGA resolution and 15 frames per second.
  • Integrated A-GPS
  • 3.5 mm AV connector, IHF speakers, stereo FM radio (with RDS)
  • BL-5CT (1050mAh) Li-Ion battery - charging via USB is supported
  • Quad band GSM and dual band WCDMA (900/2100 MHz) with HSDPA (10.2 Mbps) and  HSUPA (2 Mbps).
  • 270MB of internal memory, 2GB microSD card included in the retail box (selected markets)
  • 256MB RAM
  • Initially available in two colours: white and warm gray
  • Included in the box: Nokia C5-00, Nokia 2GB microSD Card (MU-37), Nokia Connectivity Cable (C101D), Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-102), Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8), Nokia Battery (BL-5CT), and User guide


Nokia C5 5MP

Key software features

  • Runs S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (S60 3.2.2).
  • Customisable homescreen, featuring 'Contact bar' and 'App Shortcut bar'.
  • Ships with Ovi Maps 3.4 (including free life time navigation) and Nokia Messaging (both email and instant messaging).
  • Facebook status features in the phone's address book (see your friends' current status messages).
  • Bounce Tales and Brain Training games bundled, further games and applications via Ovi Store.