A few days ago, news emerged that an unannounced device from HMD Global, namely the Nokia 2, had passed regulatory approval in Russia. The handset then showed up for pre-order in the United States with a price tag of $99. We first heard about the smartphone back in July, along with the Nokia 7 and 8, but it wasn't officially announced at the time.
Now, HMD Global has formally unveiled the handset, and as the name implies, it's a budget phone positioned below the Nokia 3.
Priced at €99, the Nokia 2 offers modest specifications such as 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It also packs a 5-inch 720p display and boasts a 4,100mAh battery. The detailed specifications and features of the device include:
- Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Display: 5.0-inch IPS LCD 1280 x 720 (312ppi)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, Quad-core Cortex A7 up to 1.3GHz
- GPU: Adreno 304
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB
- Battery: 4,100mAh
- Charging: MicroUSB
- Rear camera: 8MP
- Front camera: 5MP
- Connectivity: LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- SIM: Dual SIM slot
As can be seen, the entry-level Nokia 2 is aimed at those on a budget, and HMD Global says that it will be getting Android 8.0 Oreo soon as well, which should be welcome news for those who like to experience the latest iterations of the operating system.
The Nokia 2 joins HMD's steadily growing lineup of Nokia-branded devices. According to Android Central, since HMD Global's licensing deal with Nokia, the company has released 11 handsets globally, with the brand now active in more than 80 countries. The firm ambitiously hopes to get its phones into 100,000 stores by the end of this year.