HMD Global has officially unveiled a new budget smartphone called the Nokia 2 with specifications that are very modest while packing a large display and battery. The smartphone announcement comes right after the surprise unveiling of the Nokia 7 that happened last week.
If we have to look at the specifications, the Nokia 2 runs on Android Nougat OS that’s driven by a simple Snapdragon 212 processor but it only features 1GB RAM under its hood. While such an amount of RAM is considered to be too low, we should remind you that Android memory management has improved with each version and 1GB is more than sufficient for those who do normal day-to-day things with the device. That said, there is 8GB of internal memory with MicroSD card expansion. (HMD Global could have used 16GB of internal storage even when that’s also considered to be very low for today’s usage). HMD Global also confirmed that the Nokia 2 will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update as the rest of the Nokia Android smartphones in the near future.
The camera specifications of the Nokia 2 include an 8MP main shooter on the rear side and a 5MP front-facing camera. The display is 5-inches in size and the resolution is 720 x 1280 with Corning Gorilla Glass for protection against scratches. The smartphone also comes with Google Assistant and the unlimited Google Photos online storage.
The Nokia 2 is expected to hit international markets later in November and while there isn’t any word yet on its availability in the UAE, the device is set to be priced at 99 Euros (AED 422). The smartphone will come in Copper Black, Pewter Black, and Pewter White.