After series of leaks, HMD Global has today launched its latest entry-level smartphone, Nokia 2, at a press event in India.
Nokia 2 is the cheapest smartphone from the company so far. It comes with a 6,000 series aluminium frame and a polycarbonate body at the back.
The Nokia 2 features a 5-inch HD LTPS display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. There is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top for protection.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, making it the first smartphone to run on Snapdragon 212. The processor is coupled with Adreno 304 GPU.
As of the camera department, it comes with an 8-megapixel rear facing autofocus camera with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Nokia has also included “Bothie” feature that allows users to use both front and rear cameras simultaneously.
However, the disappointing thing about the smartphone is its memory specs. It packs just 1GB of RAM and and only 8GB of internal storage. There is a microSD card slot which allows to expand storage upto 128GB.
The device is fuelled by a big 4,100mAh battery, which the company promises can provide two days of battery life on a single charge. It comes with IP52 certifications, meaning that the smartphone is splash proof.
Connectivity features on the device include Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS / GLONASS.
Nokia 2 runs on the stock version of Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box, and comes with Google Assistant. The company says that this is the first smartphone in this price segment to feature Google Assistant. Nokia has also promised to update the device with Android 8.0 Oreo “shortly”.
The Nokia 2 has been priced at 99 Euros (~ $115). It will be available in three colour variants — Copper Black, Pure Black and White, and will go on sale from mid-November.