Nokia 2.2 is now officially available in the USA. The most affordable Android One smartphone was announced back at the very beginning of June, but it took HMD quite some time to bring it across the Atlantic. The phone can be picked up at BestBuy for $139.99 in Tungsten Black and Steel color, or for $139.95 at Amazon, but only in black right out of the box. While in Best Buy you will be able to get it from July 19, Amazon will have it in stock on July 25.
Nokia 2.2 is quite an interesting device because it brings great design and AI-powered camera which can create great photos. Do check Vtechgraphy post to see the wonders of 2.2’s camera. Also, another interesting feature is Xpress-On covers that can easily be removed and replaced by others in a different color.
Here are the basic specs of the device:
5.71-inch display (1520x720p), Always-on
Helio A22 SoC, 4 x A53 cores 2GHz
2GB RAM + 16GB storage / 3GB RAM + 32GB storage
5MP front camera with face unlock
13MP rear camera
Google Assistant key
Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm headphones jack, FM Radio
Colors: Steel; Tungsten Black
Android 9 Pie (will get Android Q)
I like these low-end phones since they are great for building up the market share. But, I would also love to see more upper lever phones pushed on demanding markets like the US. The US marketing strategy reminds me of the early start of HMD when they had low and midrange phones, and none of the flagships. Nokia 8.1 could do well in the US if the price is right. But, HMD thinks that 2.2 will do better promotion of the Nokia brand. Anyone from the US eyeing this one?