The always trusty source of news from the mobile phone industry, Evleaks, has posted a photo of the alleged Nokia 2. Now, we finally have a confirmation that HMD is really planning an even cheaper smartphone than the Nokia 3. We still don’t know the exact specs, but Nokia 2 might come with a 4.5 inch 720p screen, Snapdragon 212, 8 GB of internal memory and 1 GB of RAM. It should run Android 7.1.1 and maybe Android 8 or Android Go (lightweight Android 8) out of the box.
Yesterday we found out that this phone could have a rather large, 4000 mAh battery. It was written so in FCC files about Nokia 2’s variants, but it may be a typo from FCC’s side or HMD really decided to make this phone a battery champ.
The phone design is simple, consistent with the Nokia 3 design, with polycarbonate back. It kind of reminds me of some cheaper Lumia devices since it has that loudspeaker opening at the back. Nokia 2 lost the capacitive control buttons, probably to keep the price down, and put the on screen controls. It will also come with a new (rounded) Google search widget that HMD made especially for its devices. HMD’s CPO Juho Sarvikas recently asked on Twitter should HMD use rectangular (like on the 3, 5 or 6) or rounded (like on the pictures above) Google Search widget in the future. This could also indicate that the 2 will really come with Android 8/Go.
We could expect the device to be announced on October the 5th, because that’s the date printed on Evleaks’ render. Of course, the phone could get delayed and be launched later.
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