HMD Global has established the Nokia two entry-level Android smartphone in the Indian market as it looks to exploit the lower end of the marketplace. The company is touting the 4100mAh battery that delivers up to two days of juice and premium design with polycarbonate body and 6000 Series Aluminium framework 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 its Nokia brand, the company said, and is among the top three countries globally in relation to Nokia activations since the relaunch. HMD Global said it plans to create Nokia phones available in 100,000 stores across India at the end of the year.
Nokia 2 price in India has not been revealed yet; the business only revealed that it will endure a worldwide average price of EUR 99 (approximately Rs. 7,500), and will become available mid-November. With the Nokia 2, HMD Global looking to deal with the $100-$150 (roughly Rs. 9,700) section, which the company maintains accounts for 17 percent quantity of the global smartphone market, and over 30 percent quantity of the Indian smartphone market.
In the $100-$150 segment, HMD Global cites a poll by Qualcomm and Counterpoint that finds battery life is the single most desired (97 percent of respondents) quality of a smartphone, followed closely by display size and quality, 4G LTE connectivity, and also a fantastic camera. The segment generally sees first-time smartphone users, looking to upgrade from their characteristic phones, with Qualcomm President Larry Paulson adding that 600 million users are expected to update this year.
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Nokia 2 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 2 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, also sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) LTPS In-Cell Touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC (quad core, clocked up to 1.2GHz) combined with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front fixed focus camera.
As for storage, the Nokia 2 comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options on the Nokia 2 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio with RDS, Micro-USB, plus a 3.5millimeter headphone jack. It measures 143.5×71.3×9.3mm, and is IP52-rated (for drip protection). It comes in three colour options — Pewter Black with black face and framework, Pewter White with white face, black frame, and Copper, with black face, black back, and copper frame (as seen in the image above).