Following the recent launching of the Nokia 7 in China, HMD Global had surprised us once again with the unveiling of the rumored entry-level smartphone, the Nokia 2. The Finnish mobile company responsible in creating the new series of Nokia handsets running on Android OS had made the official announcement in India, with the goal of gaining more consumers by targeting the booming smartphone market in the country. With the slogan “Live more between charges”, what are we expecting from the Nokia 2? Let’s find out from the press release below.
Nokia 2: two-day battery life on a single charge
New Delhi, India, 31 October 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the launch of the Nokia 2. Nokia phones are associated with great battery life; today, we announce a smartphone that takes it to a whole new level. With two-day battery life, the Nokia 2 is built to keep going long after other smartphones need recharging.
Its impressive two-day battery life doesn’t come at the expense of performance. Combining a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform and a 5 inch, high quality display with the pure, secure and up to date Android experience, the Nokia 2 offers technology that you can depend on, all day every day.
“People rely on their phones so much these days with many people subconsciously rationing their battery life when out and about so they can last the day. We don’t think you should have to do less with your phone which is why we created a smartphone that can power through when other devices need a pit stop.
With the Nokia 2, we wanted to replicate the unique Android experience we’ve delivered so far with the long-lasting battery which so many fans associate and expect from their Nokia phones. To make this a reality, 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 to give fans a long-lasting phone they can rely on.”– Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global
Built to last in every way
The Nokia 2 delivers unrivalled durability in design, drawing on all the hallmarks of the Nokia phone heritage of quality, simplicity and reliability. Its sleek frame is precision-machined from a single block of aluminum while Corning® Gorilla® Glass is complemented by sculpted polycarbonate on the back delivering both a great feel and the build-quality you expect from a Nokia smartphone. Premium materials and thoughtful, ergonomic design combine to create a unique model that’s as practical as it is stylish, leaving you free to enjoy an affordable, long-lasting smartphone experience.
Freedom to do more
It’s not just about the high capacity 4100 mAh battery, the 5-inch LTPS LCD HD display offers a bright, crisp viewing experience while delivering lower power consumption. The Nokia 2 gives you the freedom to fully immerse yourself in continuous entertainment – from HD videos and crisp, clear photos to your favorite songs, social media, and web browsing – without worrying about running out of battery.
With an 8MP rear camera featuring automatic scene detection and auto focus, the Nokia 2 ensures you get fantastic shots every time. Using the 5MP front camera, you can capture the moment from any angle. You will always have the extra capacity you need for the memories you capture with its dedicated memory card slot and unlimited nphoto and video uploads to Google Photos.
Always pure, secure and up-to-date Android
Nokia smartphones always offer a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience, with incredible features like Google Assistant but no preinstalls or skins. Launching with Android Nougat and Android Oreo ready, the Nokia 2 receives monthly security updates so you can be sure that your smartphone is safe and up-to-date.
The Nokia 2 will be available in Pewter/Black, Pewter/White and Copper/Black for a global average retail price of €99.
Technical specifications for the Nokia 2
|WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8|
|LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40|
|Network||LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL, VoLTE, Video Calling, VoWiFi|
|CPU||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform|
|RAM||RAM 1GB DDR3|
|Storage||8GB e-MMC (up to 128GB with MicroSD card)|
|Display||5.0” HD 1280 x 720 LTPS LCD, In-Cell Touch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3|
|Camera||Primary camera: 8MP auto focus with LED flash|
|Front-facing camera: 5MP fixed focus|
|Connectivity||802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, FM/(RDS)|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass|
|SIM slot||2 Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Dual SIM) / Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Single SIM)|
|Input/output||Micro USB (USB 2.0), 3.5mm audio jack|
|Dimensions||143.5 x 71.3 x 9.30 mm|
Stay tuned for more updates on Nokia 2, especially for its possible launch here in the Philippines soon.