Nokia’s cheapest smartphone set to launch in India soon: 7 things to know

Nokia’s cheapest smartphone set to launch in India soon: 7 things to know
HMD Global, which holds the license to manufacture Nokia brand smartphones, has unveiled its latest budget smartphone dubbed Nokia 2. The company’s cheapest smartphone to launch so far, Nokia 2 will hit the retail stores in mid-November. Here’s are seven key things you need to know about the all-new Nokia smartphone.
Nokia 2 sports a price tag of 99 euros (roughly Rs 7,500). The Finnish-based company, however, did not reveal the smartphone’s India pricing. Rumours suggest that Nokia 2 will come at a price tag of Rs 6,999 in India and hit the retail shelves by mid-November.
One of the USPs of the smartphone is its battery backup. Nokia 2 has 4,100 mAh battery capacity and the company claims that it can offer battery backup of up to 2 days on a single charge.
Going by the likely price, Nokia 2 is the smartphone to come with Google Assistant support in its price segment. This virtual assistant from Google allows users to ask multiple questions in one go.
The Nokia 2 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box. However, the company has promised Android 8.0 Oreo update for the device. The Oreo update is likely to make Nokia 2 the cheapest Android smartphone running on Google’s latest Android OS.
HMD Global has launched various Nokia smartphones this year catering to different price segments. It launched the Nokia 8, which is the flagship smartphone and it also launched Nokia 6,5,3 in the budget category. At a price tag of 99 euros, Nokia 2 is the cheapest Android smartphone from the company launched so far.
Nokia 2 comes with a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor. The dual-SIM smartphone offers 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB by adding a microSD card. The device sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front shooter for selfies. Along with this, the device offers all the essential connectivity options.
HMD launched Nokia 2 globally today at an event held in Gurugram, Haryana. The company’s global CEO Rajeev Suri attended the event. He claimed that India is among the top three countries globally in terms of Nokia activations. Suri further added that the company plans to make Nokia phones available across 100,000 stores in the country by the end of this year.
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