Nokia’s primary market is the entry-level mass market where a huge concentration of users are at. maintaining its ground on that segment, HMD Global announced another entry-level device with the new Nokia 2.
Unveiled in India, the Nokia 2 comes with localized language pack designed to boost its position in the Indian market but that doesn’t mean that it will stay in India and instead, we could safely assume that HMD Global will also make the handset available in other regions by the mid of November with its price just sitting around 99 Euros.
The new Nokia 2 may be cheap in its price but HMD Global has made the new handset within its best Nokia quality standard with a full Aluminum frame with a polycarbonate back cover. On the front, the handset comes with a 5-inch LTPS IPS LCD display and is covered with Corning Gorilla glass 3.
At the heart of the new Nokia 2 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 paired to a gigabyte of RAM. There’s an 8GB of storage for users but that seems to be below than the average device of today but thankfully there’s a microSD card slot which supports up to 128GB in capacity. While these specs lean towards the modest, the Snapdragon 212 should be good enough for the Nokia 2 with its power efficiency and LTE readiness at most.
Photos on the Nokia 2 is handled by an 8 Megapixel primary autofocus camera on the back with LED flash and on the front is a 5 Megapixel shoot that takes care of the Selfies and video calls. Knowing that Nokia devices are shipped with an almost stock Android on-board, it means that it will be shipping with Google’s own Photos app and the Nokia 2 takes advantage of Google Photo’s unlimited cloud storage and is a great treat for Nokia 2 users given that the handset doesn’t come with a larger storage.
While we are talking about all the standard features of a smartphone so far, what really makes the Nokia 2 unique from all other devices is that it promises a straight 2 days of battery life in a single full charge thanks to its built-in 4100mAh battery pack.
Finishing it off and like we’ve said earlier, the new Nokia 2 will be running a close to stock version of Android with a pure Android experience at every place provided by Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, thought it would have been better if Nokia had Android 8.0 Oreo instead to start with. But that isn’t holding anyone from choosing the Nokia 2 over other devices as Nokia also promised OS upgrade plans on its entire lineup which will eventually update the Nokia 2 to Oreo in time. Nokia boasts yet another feature coming with the Nokia 2 and that being the first entry-level device to get shipped with Google Assistant on-board.