Nokia 2 with 4,100 mAh battery and Snapdragon 212 SoC Launched For €99
In its global launch event today in India, HMD Global unveiled their new Nokia 2 smartphone. The Nokia 2 is the latest entry in the Nokia lineup and its the 5th Nokia device to be launched in India. The launch of the Nokia 2 comes just after the company launched its latest flagship device, the Nokia 8, in India last month.
The Nokia 2 is an entry-level device aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. HMD Global says that the Nokia 2, while still maintaining its affordable price tag, doesn’t cut corners on important aspects like display, build quality and camera performance, unlike other budget smartphones. The new smartphone is targeted at those making the first jump from feature phones to smartphones, promising to offer the same solid build quality, long-lasting battery life, and the kind of great long-lasting value they’re used to seeing in feature phones.
The Nokia 2 features a 6000-series aluminum frame with a Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front and a polycarbonate back. On the front, the device also boasts a 5” HD LCD display with LTPS technology, which the company claims is up to 50% more power efficient when compared to other display technology such as IPS.
On the inside of the phone is the Qualcomm’s entry-level Snapdragon 212 SoC, featuring 4x ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.3 GHz coupled with Adreno 304 GPU and the X5 LTE modem. You get 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 8GB of internal storage and it also comes with a microSD card slot for further storage expansion.
On the back, the Nokia 2 features an 8MP rear camera with automatic scene detection, autofocus and an LED flash while the front camera is a 5MP shooter for selfies. The device comes running a pure version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and HMD Global promises that it will eventually receive an update to Android Oreo.
To keep the show running, the Nokia 2 packs a hefty 4,100 mAh battery, which the company claims can easily get you through 2 days of usage on a single charge.
Finally, the phone comes with 4G LTE support, Bluetooth 4.1, IP52 dust and drip protection, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a hybrid dual SIM slot. However, there is no fingerprint scanner on board, unfortunately.
Available in three colors —Copper Black, Pewter Black, and Pewter White— the Nokia 2 will go on sale globally in mid-November “at an average global retail price of €99”.
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