HMD Global introduced the Nokia 2 this Tuesday at an event in New Delhi, India. The latest member of the revamped Nokia smartphone family has a two-day battery life as its signature feature and a very affordable $115 price tag that is sure to make it a hit in most markets.
The revived brand is seeing widespread success in Asia and the Middle East, from which the company that now owns it has kickstarted operations. The first few models were all of great quality, price, and performance, as were the higher-end flagships that came later.
The Nokia 6 is now available at Best Buy and online for $230, but in a market saturated with options manufactured by big players like Samsung and now Google, HMD Global will need to stand to the challenge and lift the Nokia brand back to its former glory and beyond.
Meet the new #Nokia2 with a 2-day battery life for long-lasting fun. #LiveMoreDoMore #Nokiamobile ?? https://t.co/3zex4ACvzo pic.twitter.com/KPlsmmWUhc
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) October 31, 2017
Nokia 2: Specs and design
At first glance, the Nokia 2 looks like your average Android smartphone, except there is nothing average about this entry-level device. It might still have big bezels, but it comes in beautiful color combinations like Black and Pewter, White and Pewter, and Black and Copper.
The budget smartphone sports a 5-inch LCD with 1280 x 720 resolutions and coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The screen itself is energy efficient, so it helps a lot with battery saving on top of the big battery life of the phone.
Another power-efficient feature is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset that makes the user experience on the Nokia 2 more dependable than ever. Only 1 GB of RAM should suffice, as the chipset won’t drain many resources.
Meet the new #Nokia2 with a 2-day battery life for long-lasting fun. #LiveMoreDoMore #Nokiamobile https://t.co/L7onp7dblP pic.twitter.com/NLCWFdwZE2
— Nokia Mobile (@nokiamobile) October 31, 2017
Nokia 2: Features
Of course, the main feature on the new Nokia handset is its amazing battery life. The brand, even today, is fondly remembered due to the durability of their hardware and the record performance in terms of sustained use.
The Nokia 2 will sport a 4,100 mAh battery that will give users up to two days of regular use, and most definitely over a day in normal circumstances. In this day and age, it seems like an amazing backup phone for the general public and even a main device for elderly people.
Other than that, the budget phone will have an 8 MP rear camera and 5 MP on the front. Standard storage will be 8 GB with the capacity to expand up to 128 GB. It has a headphone jack and it uses micro USB for charging and media.
This is crazy. Phone hands on in a metro train ? #Nokia2 pic.twitter.com/iLiRelYxHS
— Raju PP (@rajupp) October 31, 2017
Nokia 2: Price and release date
The Nokia 2 will launch with a global average price of €99, which is approximately $115. It doesn’t say so in the press materials, but HMD plans on releasing the new device in mid-November. Judging by the fact that it leaked on B&H’s webpage last week, it is safe to say the phone will come to the U.S. soon too.
Source: HMD Global