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HMD proceeds to slide in more Nokia phones where it sees a chance. This time around, it introduced a very cheap smartphone that does not look awful and has sufficient battery to go the distance. The Nokia 2 which is priced at 100 Euros (roughly $120) walks that fine line between bleak specifications and the fact that it is just really really cheap. Oh, and a large 4,100mAh battery that places it ahead of a lot of flagship smartphones.
Notably, for this price, it is running Android Nougat with Google Assistant alongside. Processor-wise, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor to power the 5-inch 1280×720 LCD display. Camera-wise, there is a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and an 8-megapixel rear camera. There is only 8GB of built-in storage. However, there is the option to expand the phone’s capacity to 128GB with the microSD slot. The spec sheet reminds users of the Galaxy S2 of Samsung.
The Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas, says that “every component of the Nokia 2 — from the display to battery, chipset to system design — has been engineered to draw as little power as possible from the huge battery.” Alongside that pleasantly cheap price tag, the battery life is the main draw here.
The renders suggest that the phone is rather tasteful looking, but we would reserve judgement there until we see the thing in real life. It could be the true “festival phone”, and it will reportedly go on sale in November in some regions, with a launch in the United Kingdom, at least, scheduled for 2018.