HMD Global, home of Nokia phones, has launched the Nokia 2 Android smartphone in the Indian market. This is an entry-level handset and with this, Nokia is looking to tap the lower end of the market. The highlight of the phone, according to the company is its 4100mAh battery that delivers up to 2 days of charge. Other notable features are its premium design incorporating a polycarbonate body and 6000 Series Aluminium frame. The Nokia 2 also has a 5-inch HD (720x1280px) LTPS display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 2 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC coupled with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The smartphone features an 8-megapixel rear auto-focus camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera at the front. The phone comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
While the price hasn’t yet been revealed, HMD Global has said that it will stick to its global average price of EUR 99 (about Rs 7,500) and will go on sale from mid-November.
Commenting on the main features of the new Nokia 2 and the inspiration behind coming out with this smartphone, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global says:
“People rely on their phones so much these days with many people subconsciously rationing their battery life when out and about so they can last the day. We don’t think you should have to do less with your phone which is why we created a smartphone that can power through when other devices need a pit stop.
With the Nokia 2, we wanted to replicate the unique Android experience we’ve delivered so far with the long-lasting battery which so many fans associate and expect from their Nokia phones. To make this a reality, every component of the Nokia 2- from the display to battery, chipset to system design – has been engineered to draw as little power as possible from the huge battery to give fans a long-lasting phone they can rely on.”