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HMD Global announces the affordable Nokia 2
HMD Global has announced its most affordable Nokia device as yet, the Nokia 2. The much-rumored Nokia 2 was launched in India at a global launch event in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi, today.
The Nokia 2 runs pure Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and comes with HMD Global’s promise of monthly security updates as well as an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo ‘soon’. Nokia 2 comes with unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.
The Nokia 2 brings together crafted aluminum with sculpted polycarbonate at the back. The highlight of the smartphone is the 4,100 mAh battery it packs that gives the phone a 2-day battery life, as the company claims. The Nokia 2 comes with IP52 drip protection.
People rely on their phones so much these days with many people subconsciously rationing their battery life when out and about so they can last the day. We don’t think you should have to do less with your phone which is why we created a smartphone that can power through when other devices need a pit stop.– Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global
Nokia 2 Specifications
- Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Display: 5-inch HD (720 x 1280) LTPS LCD | Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor: 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212
- RAM: 1 GB LPPDDR 3
- Internal Storage: 8 GB; expandable up to 128 GB with microSD card
- Rear Camera: 8 MP autofocus with LED flash
- Front Camera: 5 MP fixed-focus
- Battery: 4,100 mAh
- Dimensions: 143.5 x 71.3 x 9.30 mm
Priced at €99 ($115), the Nokia 2 is available in three color combinations – Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, and Copper/Black – and will go on sale starting mid-November. The company has not shared country-specific availability details (those will be shared closer to the sales) but has specified that both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants will be available according to the market.
The Nokia 2 packs in modest specifications, but like other Nokia devices, the pitch is about the pure Android experience rather playing on the specifications sheet. Is that a right call? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.