Mumbai: Nokia 2 phone with 2-day battery life, 5-inch HD LTPS display, 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front fixed focus camera and running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat will hit stores in India mid November.
According to HMD Global, Nokia 2 will have access to Google Assistant and will also get the Android Oreo upgrade.
With the launch of Nokia 2, HMD Global is trying address the $100-$150 (roughly Rs. 6,500 to Rs. 9,700) segment, which the company says accounts for 17 percent volume of the global smartphone market, and over 30 percent volume of the Indian smartphone market.
India is a very important market for the Nokia brand, HMD Global said, and is among the top three countries globally in terms of Nokia activations since the relaunch. It said it plans to make Nokia phones available in 100,000 stores across India by the end of the year.
Nokia 2 Price in India
HMD Global has so far not officially announced the actual price of Nokia 2 in India. However sources said, the gandget from one of the early leaders in smartphone manufacturing will be in the range of Rs.6,500 to Rs.9,500.
Nokia 2 Features and Specifications
The Dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 2 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and comes with a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) LTPS In-Cell Touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It 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).
Nokia 2 will be available in three different colors. Pewter Black with black face and frame, Pewter White with white face, black frame, and Copper, with black face, black back, and copper frame.