It’s very hard to come across a smartphone that packs high-end specs alongside a monstrous battery unit. However, it’s common to meet a low-end smartphone equipped with a huge battery – and this is exactly what the Nokia 2, the latest Android smartphone from HMD Global, is.
As you may have already guessed based on the rest of the Nokia Android fraternity, the Nokia 2 comes in to fill the slot just below the Nokia 3, the phone that many considered as the budget offering from HMD Global. Launched in India, the new handset has a series of interesting features, but none of them makes it a special device.
The Nokia 2 is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, but HMD Global has promised that it will receive an update to Oreo alongside the likes of Nokia 8, Nokia 7, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. The phone will also receive regular monthly security updates, something that is not common with budget phones.
Given its status, the Nokia 2 has a crafted aluminum body that features a sculpted polycarbonate rear panel and a 5-inch LCD display screen with an HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 on top. However, it’s the phone’s promise of 2 days of battery life that has caught our attention. In addition, the phone gets IP52 dust and water resistance, but this doesn’t make the phone waterproof.
Nokia 2 specs
- Dimensions: 143.5mm x 71.3mm x 9.30mm
- Display: 5-inch HD LTPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 clocked at 1.3GHz
- RAM: 1GB LPPDDR3
- Storage: 8GB, support for microSD card of up to 128GB
- Software: Android 7.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android Oreo
- Rear camera: 8MP, AF and LED flash
- Front camera: 5MP fixed focus
- Battery capacity: 4100mAh
As you can see from the above list, the Nokia 2 is a true budget phone aimed at people who not necessarily look for top-performing phones, but those that can offer them the longest battery life possible. At a price of just €99 or about $115, this handset should be a great option for many, even those looking for a secondary phone.
The Nokia 2 will start selling in mid-November and even though the markets of availability are still unknown, the phone will be sold in single and dual-SIM variants with three color options – Copper/Black, Pewter/White, and Pewter/Black.
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