We recently heard about a possibility that HMD is working on a more affordable device than the Nokia 3. The device allegedly carries the name Nokia 2, and speculations about the specifications and the design, in the form of a sketch, appeared on the internet.
Searching for “Unknown Heart” in the Geekbench database, we found a device with Android 7.1.1, Snapdragon 212 and 1GB RAM. For those who don’t know, unannounced HMD devices appear in databases of various benchmark apps as “Unknown Heart“. Considering the recent rumors, the discovered entry could be from the upcoming Nokia 2.
To be honest, I don’t think an Android device with 1GB will be usable, considering how much resources Android needs. With every new version of Android, Google promises significant improvement in performance for low end Devices, but the sole fact that the promise is ever repeating speaks for itself.
I really hope, either this is a prototype that won’t see with this much RAM the light of the day, or the Nokia 2 will really be good optimised and very cheap, maybe in the price range of Nokia 3310 (2017).