Nokia Mobile launched its most affordable Android One device, Nokia 2.2, in Australia. This is the first Nokia 2 to be included in the Android One program, and probably that is for the best since Android GO might not be the speediest OS in the market. Hope that MediaTek A22 inside 2.2 can run Pie smoothly, or Q later on.
People in Australia will be able to purchase Nokia 2.2 in Tungsten Black at The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi and Big W ($159) which is offering the Ice Blue Nokia Xpress-on cover for its buyers. Nokia 2.2 will also be available on Telstra Prepaid for $149 starting from September 3rd. If you decide to pick it from Telstra, you’ll be also getting the extra Ice Blue Xpress-on cover in the box.
Here are the basic specs of the device
- Display: 5.71-inch display (1520x720p), Always-on
- Processor: Helio A22 SoC, 4 x A53 cores 2GHz
- Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage / 3GB RAM + 32GB storage
- Camera: 5MP front camera with face unlock, 13MP rear camera
- Battery: 3000mAh battery
- Extra: Google Assistant key, Xpress-on Covers
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm headphones jack, FM Radio
- Colors: Steel; Tungsten Black
- OS: Android 9 Pie (will get Android Q)
Itwire had a chance to speak about the Nokia 2.2 launch with James Robinson, who is Country Manager ANZ at HMD Global. He stated in a video interview below, that Nokia Mobile is focused on renewable rather than disposable tech. What this means is that they are focused on designing devices that will last longer and feel fresh with constant software updates. This approach in mobile phone industry isn’t new, since I know some people that have been using their iPhones for over 4 years thanks to the software upgrades, and this trend is now being transferred to Android thanks to Nokia. Anyway, I would like to see them focused again on beautiful design and great build quality also.
Here is the video of the interview
Thanks MichaelsoftSirFaceFone for the tip 😉