Nokia 2 officially announced
Remember the good old budget Nokia phones that lasted for days on a single charge? Times have changed, big display smartphones came along, and the original Nokia company faded, as it couldn’t provide a more versatile proprietary OS. But the Nokia spirit is still preserved by HMD Global, the company that bought the feature phone business from Microsoft, which initially “saved” the Nokia brand. Now, HMD is trying to revive the concept of quality budget phone with the Nokia 2 model.
HMD Global has officially revealed the Nokia 2 smartphone at its latest presentation event. The device is indeed an entry-level model, as previously pointed out by early leaks. It comes with a 5-inch IPS display that supports the 720 x 1280 resolution, and it is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Powering the Nokia 2 is the entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC that includes a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and an Adreno 304 GPU. The SoC is coupled with 1 GB of RAM, and the internal storage is limited to 8 GB, with the possibility of expanding it to up to 128 GB through a microSD card.
The camera setup includes a front 5 MP sensor and a rear 8 MP sensor with autofocus and LED flash. It can shoot videos in 720p@30 fps. HMD also added a 4,100 mAh battery that is said to last for 2 days if the phone is used for around 5 hours a day. This dual-sim smartphone is running Andorid 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, and HMD promised an update to 8.0 Oreo soon. It also comes with Google Assistant, a feature which is not usually seen on entry-level models.
The Nokia 2 is expected to hit the market in mid November for ~US$115 in Europe, possibly even cheaper in the US.