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HMD Global brings budget-friendly Nokia 2 to India this Friday, priced ₹6,999

HMD Global's most affordable Android-powered Nokia phone so far hits shelves in India this Friday.

Published onNovember 23, 2017

HMD Global has managed to successfully revitalize the Nokia brand with reliable, secure phones with an impressive price-performance ratio, and as far as the current range goes, they don’t come much more pocket-friendly than the Nokia 2.

The entry-level 5-inch device is already available in various markets, including the US, and now the Finnish company has announced that its most affordable Android-powered Nokia phone yet will go on sale in retail stores in India from tomorrow (November 24th).

The phone will be priced at ₹6,999 and comes in three color options: Black, White, and Copper. As an added bonus, Reliance Jio customers will also get a meaty 45 GB of data to play with, as well as an additional 5 GB for every top-up of ₹309 or above until August next year (limited to nine top-ups).

While it isn’t exactly a stunner to look at, its aluminum frame and polycarbonate back offers consumers a sturdy package for the money. Plus, as we all know, true beauty is on the inside, and it’s here where the Nokia 2 delivers.

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The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor backed by 1 GB of RAM and a 4,100 mAh battery. HMD Global promises the phone’s low-power chipset and gigantic battery come together to offer two days of juice on a single charge.

The company has also promised regular security updates and OS upgrades too. Out of the box the Nokia 2 runs Android Nougat, but if HMD Global sticks to its words then an Android 8.0 Oreo update should be just around the corner.

The Nokia 2 also comes with 8 GB of storage as standard (expandable up to 128 GB), dual-sim support, an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP selfie snapper. That might sound a little dreary if you’re used to flagship-grade specs, but the Nokia 2 is a great little device that would definitely be a perfect gift for a first-time smartphone user.