Nokia’s mid-range device packs a Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a 3,500mAh battery with 10W charging.
The Nokia 7.2 also serves up a triple rear camera setup as you’d expect these days, featuring a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide snapper, and 5MP depth sensor. Selfies are handled by a 20MP camera in a waterdrop notch.
HMD’s phone is part of the Android One initiative, which means a stock take on Android and at least two years of Android feature updates (along with three years of security patches). In fact, the firm says the phone is “Android Q ready.”
The phone starts at Rs. 18,599 (~$261) for the 4GB/64GB variant and Rs. 19,599 (~$275) for the 6GB/64GB variant. The Nokia 7.2 will be available from September 23 via Nokia’s website and Flipkart in Charcoal and Cyan Green.
The device seems like a rather solid phone for the price, but the likes of Realme and Xiaomi are coming in even cheaper with their phones. We saw the Realme 5 Pro and Realme XT launch in India recently at just ~$200 and ~$225 respectively, offering more powerful chipset and bigger batteries. The XT also serves up a 64MP main camera, upping the ante on paper.
Then again, our own Ryan-Thomas Shaw slammed the Realme 5 Pro for its “awful software” and bloatware, with fellow Android Authority reviewer Dhruv Bhutani also criticizing the bloatware. So those on the hunt for a lightweight take on Android and a device with guaranteed updates should certainly keep the Nokia 7.2 in mind.