HMD Global has officially launched the most affordable Nokia Android smartphone yet under the name Nokia 2. It is the same phone which was a part of different reports and rumors and was expected to get unveiled in November. But the launch has taken place earlier at an event held in Gurugram, India.
The Nokia 2 is a budget smartphone aimed at those who might be looking for a good option under this segment or someone who is planning a transition from feature phones to a smartphone. It sports a 5-inch LTPS LCD display with 720p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, it has the quad-core 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It offers 8GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards up to 128GB.
There is an 8-megapixel camera on the back with autofocus and LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front camera. The whole package is powered by a 4100mAh battery which HMD Global claims can last for up to 2 days on a single charge. It will be running pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box but the company has assured an upgrade to Android Oreo soon.
HMD Global did not reveal the Indian pricing for the Nokia 2 but said that it will cost €99 (about Rs. 7,500) at the global stage. If you are interested, you will be able to get one sometime in mid-November.