HMD Global has announced its latest mid-range device, the Nokia 2.3. It comes with a dual-camera which is enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI), has a battery that will last for two days, and includes a large 6.2” HD+ screen. In typical HMD fashion, the device will ship with Android 9 but will get OS updates for two years with Android 10 being prepared right now. As for the monthly security patches, customers will get these for three years.
HMD is definitely placing a heavy focus on the camera, it comes with a new feature called Recommended Shot which helps you choose the best picture by capturing alternate images before and after the shutter button is pressed, then it finds the best one automatically. Other AI features built into the camera app include Portrait Mode and low-light imaging.
In what may be a controversial move to some, HMD has decided to ship this device with a dedicated Google Assistant button. If you’re a heavy user of Google Assistant, voicing your commands will be all the more quicker. In addition, the Nokia 2.3 supports biometric face recognition allowing you to unlock the device just by looking at it.
Commenting on the new phone, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said:
“Consumers world over have really appreciated the Nokia 2 family of products. The Nokia 2.3 is a step forward in our promise of offering you an experience that stays fresh longer – giving consumers access to two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates even in the affordable price tier. On top, it offers industry leading AI for this segment, large screen and our signature promise of two-day battery life – making it the ideal pick for those who rely on their smartphone as their primary screen.”
The Nokia 2.3 will be available in Cyan Green, Sand, and Charcoal colours with prices starting at €109/$120. The phone will go on sale as soon as mid-December.