HMD Global’s cheapest Android smartphone is the Nokia 2. A few months ago, it was announced that it would get Android 8.1 instead of Android 8.0. A new update has started rolling out but it doesn’t bring the awaited OS upgrade.
The new update which comes in at almost 90MB is actually a security update that brings February’s security patch. It is also said to fix a security flaw in the Media framework. The update has started arriving on the version released in India (TA-1011) but should be available in other markets soon.
The Nokia 2 is a 5” phone with a Gorilla Glass 3 protected HD display. HMD Global has put the barest minimum specs in the phone. There is just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 is the chip under the hood.
It packs an 8MP rear sensor and a 5MP front facing camera. It also has FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.1, a microUSB port, and a more than sufficient 4100mAh battery.
If you are in search of a durable Nokia smartphone to serve as a second phone, the Nokia 2 is your best bet. You can also decide to wait for the Android Go Nokia 1 the company is set to announce soon.