HMD Global has launched the Nokia 2 entry-level Android smartphone In India market as it looks to tap the lower end of the market. The arrival of Nokia 2 will provide brand a much-needed boost in the smartphone section. Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, all based on the Android operating system, was launched earlier this year and later the company launched their flagship Nokia 8.
Larry Paulson, head of Qualcomm India mentioned that Nokia’s comeback is a positive story. He said, “We all know the history of Nokia and how strong it was in India. Yes, 2017 is a different world but it’s a big market and there is a lot of room for many brands to be successful. If Nokia executes, they have a solid chance of being a winner in the market”. He added that the 200 series chipsets will enable them to expand their reach by grabbing that right consumer”.
The features of the Nokia 2:
In terms of software, the device will come with Android nougat 7.1.1 which is a first for a phone I this segment. The body of Nokia 2 has been milled from 6000 series aluminum. The phone has a poly-carbonate back. The phone will be obtainable in Black, White and Copper color options.
HMD Global mentions that Nokia 2 comes with the best in class display with 5-inch HD (720x1280px) LTPS display and 1:1300 contrast ratio. Along with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The Nokia 2 draws power from a 4100 mAh battery. HMD Global has promised 2 days worth battery life. The Nokia 2, comes with Snapdragon 212 SoC on the phone is likely to aid the battery life.
Nokia2 is powered by Snapdragon 212, along with an Adreno 304 GPU. It is coupled with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
As for storage, the Nokia 2 comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, with is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
Connectivity options on Nokia include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio with RDS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer.
Nokia 2 houses an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front facing a camera.
Price and availability
Nokia 2 price in India has not yet been declared. The company only declared that it will bear a global average price of EUR 99 (₹7500 approx) and will be handy mid of November.