Nokia really made a comeback this year. While it still has one flagship to launch, it also unveiled a budget phone earlier today. The Nokia 2 was made official in India, in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi. HMD Global’s first budget phone is exactly like we all thought it would be like. The handset has a solid, yet dated design, and it offers only basic specs and features. Of course, its extremely low pricing reflects the lack of mid-range or high-end features. The handset will reportedly sell for €99, which translates into around $150.
As expected, the design of the Nokia 2 is as simple as it gets, with rather thick bezels and a body with rounded edges. The 5-inch display comes with a 720p resolution, and the smartphone runs Android nougat 7.1.1 out of the box. Under the hood, the Nokia 2 hides a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor and it includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. Thankfully, the latter is expandable by up to 128GB through the smartphone’s microSD card slot. The 8MP rear camera completes the picture of the perfect entry-level smartphone. Tha Nokia 2 also sports a 5MP front-facing camera which is actually quite a nice feature.
While the other specs of the new budget phone are far from being impressive, its 4,100mAh battery is quite amazing. Given the resolution of the display and the power of the chipset, with this battery, the Nokia 2 should ensure quite an impressive battery life. Another thing that is nice about this handset is its IP52 certification. While it doesn’t make it waterproof, it does offer drip protection. The Nokia 2 will reportedly become available in three different color variants. All of them are combinations of two colors. Customers will be able to choose between Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, and Copper/Black.
According to HMD Global, the Nokia 2 will go on sale in two weeks or so. It’s not quite clear yet which regions will be the first ones to welcome the Nokia budget phone. Presumably, at one point, it will become globally available. Whan this will happen is really unclear right now. Overall, the Nokia 2 seems to be a solid smartphone for entry-level users. With these specs and features, its price tag is quite reasonable too.