Official: This is Nokia 2

At an event today in India, HMD Global announced their most affordable smartphone yet – the Nokia 2. Nokia 2 comes in a polycarbonate body with an aluminum frame, similarly looking to previous Lumia devices. The device features low-end specifications and a huge 4100mAh battery, running Android 7.1.1 and with a €99 price tag, available mid-Novemberglobally.

Details follow below.

Specifications:

  • 5-inch LTPS HD display, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Snapdragon 212
  • 1GB RAM LPPDDR 3, 8GB internal storage
  • 4100mAh battery
  • 8MP rear + 5MP front camera
  • Colors: Copper, Black and White
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Oreo coming soon)
  • €99, available mid November

Nokia 2 is HMD’s most affordable smartphone to date. It comes in a beautiful looking housing, that consists of an series 6000 aluminum frame and polycarbonate back. The device packs a huge 4100mAh, while being 9.3mm thick.

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On the front we have a 5-inch LTPS LCD display in HD resolution and an 1:1300 contrast ratio, which HMD claims to be precedent in the low end segment. The best thing about the display is the energy efficiency, up to 15% more than previous models, which will keep the 2 up for two days. The front side of the device is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

On the back we have a 8MP autofocus camera, with LED flash. The front camera is a 5MP one, but fixed focus. HMD said they really worked on improving the camera algorithms, and it will be interesting to see how the 2 performs in camera segment, considering not so impressive hardware.

Nokia 2 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 mobile platform, coupled with a single GB of LPPDDR3 RAM. The operating system in question is Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with Android Oreo coming soon. The 2 is also the first device in its segment, according to HMD, to feature Google Assistant and unlimited Google Photo uploads.

Other features include: real dual sim support (no hybrid slot), 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroUSB2.0 port, IP52 Drip protection, Cat 4 LTE (150/50Mbps), Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and 8GB of internal storage, expandable with a up to 128GB memory card.

Nokia 2: Black, White and Copper

Nokia 2 will be available next month for an average global retail price of €99 in “Pewter/Black”, “Pewter/White” or “Copper/Black” colors, or as I call them Black, White and Copper, but the Copper is just the aluminum frame on the 2, the back is black.

You can learn more about Nokia 2 at Nokia.com.


Press release

New Delhi, India, 31 October 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the launch of the Nokia 2. Nokia phones are associated with great battery life; today, we announce a smartphone that takes it to a whole new level. With two-day battery lifei, the Nokia 2 is built to keep going long after other smartphones need recharging.

Its impressive two-day battery lifei doesn’t come at the expense of performance. Combining a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform and a 5 inch, high quality display with the pure, secure and up to date AndroidTM experience, the Nokia 2 offers technology that you can depend on, all day every day.

“People rely on their phones so much these days with many people subconsciously rationing their battery life when out and about so they can last the day. We don’t think you should have to do less with your phone which is why we created a smartphone that can power through when other devices need a pit stop.

With the Nokia 2, we wanted to replicate the unique Android experience we’ve delivered so far with the long-lasting battery which so many fans associate and expect from their Nokia phones. To make this a reality, every component of the Nokia 2– from the display to battery, chipset to system design – has been engineered to draw as little power as possible from the huge battery to give fans a long-lasting phone they can rely on.”

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global

Built to last in every way

The Nokia 2 delivers unrivalled durability in design, drawing on all the hallmarks of the Nokia phone heritage of quality, simplicity and reliability. Its sleek frame is precision-machined from a single block of aluminium while Corning® Gorilla® Glass is complemented by sculpted polycarbonate on the back delivering both a great feel and the build-quality you expect from a Nokia smartphone. Premium materials and thoughtful, ergonomic design combine to create a unique model that’s as practical as it is stylish, leaving you free to enjoy an affordable, long-lasting smartphone experience.

Freedom to do more

It’s not just about the high capacity 4100 mAh battery, the 5-inch LTPS LCD HD display offers a bright, crisp viewing experience while delivering lower power consumption. The Nokia 2 gives you the freedom to fully immerse yourself in continuous entertainment – from HD videos and crisp, clear photos to your favourite songs, social media, and web browsing – without worrying about running out of battery.

With an 8MP rear camera featuring automatic scene detection and auto focus, the Nokia 2 ensures you get fantastic shots every time. Using the 5MP front camera, you can capture the moment from any angle. You will always have the extra capacity you need for the memories you capture with its dedicated memory card slot and unlimitedii photo and video uploads to Google Photos.

Always pure, secure and up-to-date Android

Nokia smartphones always offer a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience, with incredible features like Google Assistant but no preinstalls or skins. Launching with Android Nougat and Android Oreo ready, the Nokia 2 receives monthly security updates so you can be sure that your smartphone is safe and up-to-date.

Availability

The Nokia 2 will be available in Pewter/Black, Pewter/White and Copper/Black for a global average retail price of €99.

Technical specifications for the Nokia 2

Networks GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8

LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40

Network LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL, VoLTE, Video Calling, VoWiFi
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform
OS Android Nougat
RAM RAM 1GB DDR3
Storage 8GB e-MMC (up to 128GB with MicroSD card)
Display 5.0” HD 1280 x 720 LTPS LCD, In-Cell Touch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Camera Primary camera: 8MP auto focus with LED flash

Front-facing camera: 5MP fixed focus

Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, FM/(RDS)
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass
Battery 4100 mAh
SIM slot 2 Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Dual SIM) / Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Single SIM)
Input/output Micro USB (USB 2.0), 3.5mm audio jack
Dimensions 143.5 x 71.3 x 9.30 mm
  • Man its a joke.
    I’m a Nokia fan but

    99 Euros

    1GB RAM
    8GB internal storage

    Milestone…… Nope

    • Expected a bit lower price for it… Bug battery is ok, but fixed focus on the front camera… Well, I think that Nokia 3 will sell like crazy now

      • I really dont think 3 will sell well either.
        Theyre just not that good of a phone for the asking price.

        • Yep, and if price goes even lower, then a lot of people will rather grab Nokia 3 instead of 2

          • Just don’t get 3 & 2
            Should’ve not launched.
            Its not Windows

    • Hemedans

      My guess it will sell around $70 to $80 globally, its like Nokia 8, it was anounced as €599 device but globally is available under €499.

      Did they anounce Indian price in RS? Or just Euro price?

      • As far as i know they officially didnt announced it but some sort of leakster on twitter said it’ll be out for 6,999/-(92 Euros)

        Otherwise 99 Euros

  • Gerrard Jr

    why did they put “next milestone” in an invitation.??
    very underwhelming event at best

    • Nokia 8 must be feeling so bad Right Now.
      All high end executives coming for Nokia 2 and then we have HMD needs to use funds carefully.

      Seriously this phone even deserved an event?

      Think about this phone without Nokia Logo… It’ll feel like a joke.

      • Gerrard Jr

        exactly,
        they could just released it on twitter

        hmd does not impressed so far…
        other phones are bare acceptable for a fan
        as a nokia fan trying to buy their phone…still have to wait

    • Milestone in lowering the price to reach more consumers. Technology-wise it’s no milestone, not even the 8 can be called a tech milestone

      • The one’s that are thinking to make a switch to smartphone arena from feature phones will not be looking at the name of the brand but best for least price.
        They’ll most probably wont even care about the software updates.

        Also, 1GB RAM & 8GB internal storage is just not justified for any reason.

        • Older people that use Nokia feature phones like what they are familiar off and the big number of feature phone users will help HMD sell smartphones. Personally, I would recommend the 5 before 2, 3 or 6 for any feature phone user, if the price isn’t the problem. I’m not sure how the 2 will work so cannot make a conclusion. The 3 works fine for a basic use

          • Nokia 3 will be selling like crazy now :). If HMD would lower its price to €100, there would be no need for Nokia 2

      • Viccky Maurya

        I still count Lumia 920/930/1020/1520 milestones 😀… Those old Nokia days. ..

  • The 2 is first in the segment to feature google assistant?
    Redmi 3s have it..

  • Another doubt.

    When will the 9 be out?
    seriously just don’t push it to 2018 as the rumors are already coming out Qualcomm will be announcing 845 in December.

    • If Nokia 9 should go with Snapdragon 835 then it should be launched as soon as possible, but if they are planning to go with Snapdragon 845, then MWC is possible event to go with, if Catalonia will be peaceful place next February.

  • Peter

    For those who cares about security updates and software upgrades, this phone is totally worth it. If they want a slightly better specs phones but no updates, a chinese brand is ok.

    • I don’t think ANYBODY cares about security updates. They want features and it ends there. You can do marketing regarding security updates, but the fact is that nobody craves for them.

      • Peter

        I said for those who cared about it, you can’t speak on behalf of EVERYBODY.

        • But I’m still looking for somebody who is willing to trade better hardware for regular “security patches”. Are you the one? 🙂

          • Peter

            Yep, I do a lot of online banking and sometimes online shopping. Don’t assume people who buy cheap phones are broke, sometimes they just are not into high end phones.

          • I probably do more of banking, stock trading and shopping than you. Get me that phone without security patches and
            I know how to still stay safe online. Those who do not will fall prey to hacks and data thefts even if their phone is running the most recent patches. There is a loophole somewhere and it is only a problem when you let somebody enter through that loophole. Agreed, some bugs and vulnerabilities are severe, but 99% of them aren’t.

            And I hold a similar opinion about the high end users. Even the Apple users. I’m yet to see a mass of people who crave about security updates over functionality updates and hardware. People had problems when Microsoft made Windows updates dependent on the user. They still cry when they are made mandatory & automatic with no official way to stop them.

            And then in India (the primary target market of this phone), a big chunk in this segment buys Xiaomi with non-existent security updates. Haven’t read any reports which said that the user’s data was lost or hacked because his phone was running an older security patch with vulnerabilities. You send them a security patch, they are happy. You don’t send them one, they are still happy. You sell them a slow and laggy phone, they will cry.

          • Peter

            Your right, some people just don’t care about getting updates, but there are a market there for people who value getting software support for their phones, be it security, bug fix, and in hmd’s case if i’m not mistaken will be getting android oreo and it’s features.

          • Yep that’s cool. My point was about security releases. Surely everybody welcomes new features and functionality/stability updates.

            There is also the other side of the story. Like with the custom OS used by some OEMs, a lot of the features are already baked into the OS, taking the functionality much beyond what the stock Oreo will provide. So, in some way, a lot of the new features in Oreo might already exist in some Android ROMs.

  • Gerrard Jr

    to think that they chose to held an event in India for this device, as an Indian, nokia made us feel cheap
    they released nokia 7 in China
    and released nokia 2 in India
    they better be careful about the Indian fans

    • Did you saw the reaction of audience on the price. None was happy for this.

    • Romandi

      to be fair though a large portion of devices sold in india are probably lower end devices or cheaper now i’m not saying that people don’t buy iphones and galaxy phones and equally high end phones but the people that buy cheaper phones are probably a lot more !

      • Gerrard Jr

        gthe hottest smartphone sold are between $180-$230
        next probably is between $100-$180
        and because of that, there are a lot to choose from which offers good value for money phone from many manufacturers
        and nokia 2 specs trumps them all in a game of “how low can you go” with relative to price

    • 30% smartphones sold in India are in the 100-150$ segment. Nokia 2 will go lower than 115$. That’s simply the market. They make business decisions based on return on investment, not feelings :/. It would be ideally if all announced phones can be available at the same time in all countries

  • Stinger

    I’m surprised it’s not using Android Go. Can 1 gig of RAM run Nougat and Oreo?

    • It is going to lag and lag. Clear and straight.

      • Stinger

        I think HMD should have left this price bracket to it’s feature phones. The user experience might not be a good one.

        • Viccky Maurya

          Absolutely. They should launch some premium feature phones to meet this price range.

        • And I instead feel that HMD should have given up some of its margins and dropped in better hardware.
          IDK why HMD needs to again keep the same mess (like the old Nokia) of employing more people than needed and wasting cash on them. There’s no space for Nokia 2 in the Indian market. There are so much better phones available and the only thing they miss is the “Nokia” logo.

    • Hemedans

      Maybe android go is not ready now, and they will update it later to android go.

  • d@__@b

    1GB for android 7.0+ is a big NO. Even the chinese/taiwanese phones are getting better and cheaper in 2017.

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