Nokia 2, HMD Global's most affordable Android smartphone, has finally gone up for pre-orders. The new Nokia 2 is available to pre-order in Russia where it comes with a price tag of RUB 7,990 (roughly Rs. 8,800). Announced last week, Nokia licensee HMD Global had confirmed that the Nokia 2 will be going on sale global starting mid-November and revealed a global average price of EUR 99 (roughly Rs. 7,500).
The company is yet to reveal an India price tag of the new Nokia smartphone. The company is marketing the 4100mAh battery that is claimed to deliver up to 2 days of battery life, and premium design with polycarbonate body and 6000 Series Aluminium frame as the highlights of the smartphone. Nokia 2 also has a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) LTPS display that HMD Global says is best-in-class, with 1:1300 contrast ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. At this price, the handset will compete against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4A and Moto C.
The Nokia 2 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC (quad-core, clocked up to 1.2GHz) coupled with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front fixed focus camera.
As for storage, the Nokia 2 comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options on the Nokia 2 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio with RDS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and proximity sensor. It measures 143.5x71.3x9.3mm, and is IP52-rated (for drip protection). It comes in three colour options - Pewter Black with black face and frame, Pewter White with white face, black frame, and Copper, with black face, black back, and copper frame.