We have seen many companies that launch a particular device with different names in different countries, even if it is not a carrier-locked device. However, Nokia Mobile has not followed that path yet, well, at least till now. In November, Nokia Mobile launched the Nokia 23 M, a rebranded version of the Nokia 2.3, in Argentina and later in Mexico.
This device has been launched in an exclusive partnership with Mercado Libre, an e-commerce site. Interestingly, Nokia 2.3 is also available in Argentina and Mexico, albeit it was launched sometime around August this year, which is quite late, if you consider the global launch of the device that took place in December 2019.
The major difference between Nokia 2.3 and Nokia 23 M is that Nokia 2.3 ships with Android 9 while Nokia 23 M ships with Android 10 out of the box. The advantage of buying a Nokia 23 M is that it is available for a price lower than that of the Nokia 2.3. Another advantage is that Nokia 23 M will get almost an extra year of software upgrades and monthly software updates than Nokia 2.3.
It might sound a bit strange. However, to make things clear, we asked Nokia Mobile for the exact duration of the updates on Nokia 23 M. Nokia Mobile stated that,
We wanted to inform you that you can expect two years of software updates and three years of monthly security updates from the launch date, meaning the device will receive operating system updates until October 2022 and security updates until October 2023.
That means for Nokia 2.3, the software upgrades will end in 2021 and monthly security updates in 2022, while for Nokia 23 M, the software upgrades will end in October 2022 and the monthly security updates in October 2023.
In case you do not remember the specifications of Nokia 2.3, here are the specifications of Nokia 23 M, which are mostly the same: