Nokia 2: The New Budget Smartphone with 2 days battery life launched in India

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Nokia 2 release date in India has been set for Mid-November

KEY FEATURES

• 5-inch HD display
• Qualcomm's Snapdragon 212 SoC
• 4,100mAh battery (2 day battery life claimed By NOKIA
• 1GB RAM & 8GB ROM
• 8MP main camera and 5MP front shooter
• Pure, Secure and Up-to-Date Android™ Nougat 7.1.1 OS

HMD Global has launched the Nokia 2 entry-level Android smartphone in the Indian market as it looks to tap the lower end of the market.he device comes with a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 212 SoC.

The company is touting the 4100mAh battery that delivers up to 2 days of juice 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 (720x1280px) LTPS display that HMD Global says is best-in-class, with 1:1300 contrast ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

India is a very important market for the Nokia brand, the company said, and is among the top three countries globally in terms of Nokia activations since the relaunch.

HMD Global said it plans to make Nokia phones available in 100,000 stores across India by the end of the year.

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NOKIA 2 in Event

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Two varient of NOKIA 2


Nokia 2 price in India has not been revealed yet; the company only revealed that it will bear a global average price of EUR 99 (roughly Rs. 7,500), and will become available mid-November. At this price, the handset will compete against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4A and Moto C. With the Nokia 2, HMD Global looking to 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.


"Nokia has always been a people's brand, and with the new avatar of Nokia mobiles we are looking to continue to be a people's brand and to bring our full range of portfolio of smart as well as feature phones to the consumers out there. We will continue to be a company and a brand that delivers a device for everyone," said Pranav Shroff, Director (Product and Portfolio), Nokia.


In the $100-$150 segment, HMD Global cites a survey by Qualcomm and Counterpoint that finds battery life is the single most desired (97 percent of respondents) quality of a smartphone, followed by display size and quality, 4G LTE connectivity, and a good camera. The segment usually sees first-time smartphone users, looking to upgrade from their feature phones, with Qualcomm President Larry Paulson adding that 600 million users are expected to upgrade this year.

Here below are the specifications of the Nokia 2:


Processor

- Nokia 2 is powered by Snapdragon 212, along with a Adreno 304 GPU. Although details about the RAM on Nokia 2 were not divulged during the launch event, it is expected to come with with 1GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage.

Battery

- The Nokia 2 draws power from a 4100 mAh battery. HMD Global has promised 2 days worth of battery life with the Nokia 2, given that the phone is used for 5 hours a days. The modest Snapdragon 212 SoC on the phone is likely to aid the battery life.

Display

- One of the biggest selling points of the device is the 5-inch HD screen which comes with a contrast ratio of 13000:1. Moreover, the display comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Features

- Apart from the stock Android, the Nokia 2 will also feature Google Assistant, with the option to get search results in Hindi. The voice assistant has featured for the first time in the budget phone segment. The smartphone will come with LTE 4G support.

Design

- The body of Nokia 2 has been milled from 6000 series aluminium. The phone has a polycarbonate back. The phone will be available in Black, White and Copper colour options.
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