HMD Global is already sending out invites for their event in India on the 31st of October where Nokia 2 is expected to get official. Nokia 2 is believe to be an entry level smartphone from HMD that would retail for only $99 (Rs. 6424.407) in the US.
Despite of it’s class, the smartphone has been the subject of recurring leaks and rumor in the tech world for awhile. Ahead of the launch, the device appeared again, this time on the Antutu benchmark revealing its key specifications.
While there’s nothing new on Nokia 2 to build up some hype, the handset has its own prowess that would spark some interest for the budget market, especially for those people who still recognize the brand. Of course, carrying a Nokia is some sort of privilege to some and it’s cheap price and capable-enough (to be called smart) specification is just an icing on the cake.
While it’s cheap, the Nokia 2 (TA-1035) will sport a 720p (probably polarized) 4.7″ or 5″ IPS LCD display. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 (Adreno 304 GPU) paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of upgradeable internal storage.
According to Antutu, the new Nokia will have a pair of 5 megapixel front-facing camera and 8 megapixel rear-facing shooter. Both we expect to feature an autofocusing system just like the Nokia 3.
The handset will run Android Nougat 7.1.1 with all the privilege offered by HMD such as monthly security updates and up to two years of OS upgrade support. But what makes the Nokia 2 stand out among the rest of its class is the inclusion of 4,000mAh of battery that is more than enough to get you through the day. Prior leaks also points out that the Nokia 2 will have a dual-SIM tray which makes sense for the Indian market, or Asia in general.