After releasing the top-of-the-range Nokia 8, and waiting to launch the rumored Nokia 9, HMD Global has announced a new entry-level smartphone for less demanding users. Called the Nokia 2, the new model's main selling points are its affordability, as well as a long battery life.
Nokia 2 design
The cheapest of Nokia smartphones doesn't neglect its design. The images of the Nokia 2 show a classic but elegant looking smartphone with simple lines and no buttons on the front. As you might expect, the body is made of plastic and comes in three colors: black, copper or white.
Nokia 2 hardware
The Nokia 2 is an entry-level smartphone, with an introductory price of below $99, so naturally it does not offer especially high-end specifications. Under the hood, the Nokia 2 packs a Snapdragon 212 processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. 5 inch HD display for the screen. The Nokia 2 would ship with Android Nougat ready, but with the update to Android Oreo confirmed. The phone will also have Google Assistant, making it stand out from the crowd in the entry-level market.
When it comes to photos, the Nokia 2 features an 8-megapixel main sensor at the rear and a 5-megapixel front sensor. Finally, there's its most interesting and hyped feature, the 4100 mAh battery. HMD promises 2 days away from the charger, assuming you use the phone for 5 hours a day.
Nokia 2 technical specifications
|Display||IPS LCD 5 inch, HD|
|Internal Memory||8 GB expandable via microSD
|Camera||8 MP (rear) / 5 MP (front)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.1, WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
Nokia 2 release date and price
The Nokia 2 is the most affordable smartphone with a $99 launch price. Its release is scheduled for mid-November.
What do you think? Will the impressive battery make the Nokia 2 the king of entry-level smartphones?