Nokia 2, the entry-level smartphone from HMD Global, which was launched on 31st October in India, is now available to purchase in Russia. With this, Russia has become the first market where the smartphone is available.
In Russia, the Nokia 2 smartphone has been priced at RUB 7,990, which is roughly 116 Euros or $115. It was on pre-order in Russia for about a week.
The smartphone 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.
It packs just 1GB of RAM and only 8GB of internal storage. There is a microSD card slot which allows to expand storage upto 128GB. As of the camera department, the phone 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 which allows users to use both front and rear cameras simultaneously.
Connectivity features on the device include Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS / GLONASS. The device is fueled by a massive 4,100mAh battery, which is rated to provide two days of battery life on a single charge. The phone also comes with IP52 certification, meaning that the device is splash proof.
The Nokia 2 smartphone runs on the stock version of Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box, and comes with Google Assistant. The company has also promised to update the device with Android 8.0 Oreo “shortly”.
When launched, the company revealed the pricing of the smartphone to be 99 Euros, but because of taxes and import fees, it is more expensive in Russia than in Europe. Although the smartphone was announced in India, it is yet to go up for sale in the country.