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.
5-inch LTPS HD display, Gorilla Glass 3
1GB RAM LPPDDR 3, 8GB internal storage
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.
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 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.
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.”
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.
The Nokia 2 will be available in Pewter/Black, Pewter/White and Copper/Black for a global average retail price of €99.