HMD Global has officially unveiled the entry level Nokia 2 to their Android smartphones line-up. The phone remained in the rumors for long time and many of those turned out to be true. The most prominent is, of course, the most powerful battery unit in and Nokia phone so far, gaging 4,100 mAh.
Nokia 2, as reported on tech pages on web, is an entry level device featuring a 5.0 inch LTPS IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution; of course, not a bezelless one but protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 features. HMD Global claims that this display is “best-in-class” due to its 1:1300 contrast ratio. The smartphone is expected to be the ‘durable’ one because of its premium design packed with a polycarbonate body and HMD’s 6000 series aluminum frame. It is also an IP52-certified – drip protection against the occasional accident involving water.
The smartphone runs on Android Nougat out of the box with a promising note to get Android Oreo update very soon. It will be amazing to see an entry-level phone getting a major update to the next version of Android. Under the hood, we get an entry level chipset – the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212, offering LTE connectivity with an entry-level price tag. The chipset has a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and Adreno 304 GPU. The Nokia 2 comes with mere 1 GB of RAM that seems to be less, even for an entry-level phone. On the other hand, the internal storage is kept limited to 8 GB but further expandable by a Micro SD card.
Expectedly, the primary camera is a low-end 8-megapixel shooter having autofocus and paired with an LED flash. However, the front camera is a decent 5-megapixel unit. You can record 720p videos from the main sensor but we are not yet sure whether video recording comes with front one or not. But you must not expect high-end features in the Nokia 2’s camera for being a low-end entry-level smartphone.
The main highlight, however, is the massive battery capacity of the Nokia 2 – it is powered by a 4,100mAh unit which can provide 2-days of usage on one charge if used 5 hours per day. Regarding Nokia 2’s battery, the chief product officer of HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas said, “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.”
— Nokia Mobile (@nokiamobile) October 31, 2017
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia 2 comes in three colours; pewter/black, pewter/white and copper/black, costing you for €99 (~PKR 12,000). At the launch event held today in India, HMD Global promised to bring Nokia 2 on shelves from mid-November this year.
There is no news as yet for Nokia 2 coming to Pakistan, however, we anticipate to see it happening very soon. Keep visiting these pages to know exact release date and price tag for Pakistan.
|OS||Android 7.1 (Oreo 8.0 promised)|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8909v2 Snapdragon 212|
|Display||5-inch LTPS IPS LCD with 720p (720 x 1280) resolution, 16M colors (~294 ppi)|
|Dimensions||143.5 x 71.3 x 9.3 mm|
|Internal Storage||8 GB|
|Card slot||yes, by up to 128 GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Primary Camera||8MP, autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5MP fixed-focus|
|Price||€99 (~PKR 12,000)|