After launching mid-range and flagship devices, HMD Global-owned Nokia is gearing up to launch a new phone in the budget segment. The smartphone, dubbed as Nokia 2 is expected to be priced at $99, making it cheaper than the Nokia 3 which has been priced around $150.
The Nokia 3 is available in India at Rs. 9,499, and the Nokia 2 may be launched around Rs. 6,499. The device is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers and comes with decent specifications for a sub-$100 device. It is expected to be first launched in the US in Black and White color options.
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Nokia 2 expected specifications
The Nokia 2 is expected to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with an assured update to Android 8.0 Oreo. It is reported to feature a 5-inch HD display and come with on-screen navigation buttons, unlike other Nokia devices that were launched with capacitive touch buttons.
In terms of performance, the Nokia 2 is expected to be powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor clubbed with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion option. The device is expected to come with an 8MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera.
The Nokia 2 was recently listed on US online retailer B&H, with the model number TA-1035 which is the same model number that was spotted on an FCC listing. The online retailer had priced the device at $99 but the listing has been removed now.
Being a budget device, the Nokia 2 will not come with a fingerprint sensor. It will come with dual-SIMsupport and a huge 4,000mAh battery. The battery along with Snapdragon 212 processor should give the device a decent battery life.
Apart from the Nokia 2, the company is also working on the Nokia 9, that is expected to come with an 18:9 display, Snapdragon 835 processor and dual Zeiss lenses on the front and back. While the Nokia 2 is expected to be launched in November, the Nokia 9 may arrive in January 2018.