Good news for fans of Nokia’s budget offering, the Nokia 2. Only a few weeks ago, we had informed you that the Nokia 2 would be launching in India. Now, we have received news that the Nokia 2 will be making landfall in the US and it will be up for pre-orders starting at $99. This is the entry-level smartphone manufactured by HMD Global. Remember that the HMD Global, which is a Finnish company, manufactures the Nokia phones and it has the license to the brand name of Nokia as well.
It must be mentioned here that although the Nokia 2 will be available as an unlocked unit in the US, it will not be compatible with all the carriers. It will only work with the GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Other carriers like Sprint or Verizon will not support the device upon its launch. The price tag of $99 indicates that it is decidedly an entry-level phone. Leading online stores like Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy will also stock the device.
However, since none of the carriers have aid when the phone will be released, it is not yet clear when the pre-ordered phones will be delivered to the customers.
Nokia 2 Specs and Features
The Nokia 2 makes for an excellent entry-level phone. Onboard is a pretty massive 4,100mAh battery; the manufacturers have claimed that it is powerful enough to provide a whopping two days of battery life while just on a single charge.
As far as other features are concerned, there is a 5-inch HD LTPS display that boasts of a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. For protection, we also have Gorilla Glass 3. As far as the power supply of the device is concerned, onboard is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, which will work in tandem with just 1GB RAM besides 8GB of internal storage. Thaks to the microSD card slot, the users will be able to expand the innate storage capacity of the device too.
As far as the cameras and optics are concerned, onboard is an 8-megapixel rear camera that has an LED flash as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. This makes the “Bothie” feature available; you can use both the front and the rear cameras simultaneously in this mode. Watch this space for more updates.