2017 has been the year Nokia returned to the smartphone markets being manufactured by HMD Global. The company’s return has been rather emphatic and has the markets under a spell as a large number of users have ordered Nokia smartphones across the world. Nokia is also working on a cheaper, entry-level smartphone, the Nokia 2.
Reports about the Nokia 2 had begun to emerge around two months ago when even the Nokia 8 was yet to be announced. However, since then the rumors and speculations picked up momentum and now we have our first look at the Nokia 2 smartphone. The leaked images come via one of the most trusted names in the business – Evan Blass, who shared these images on his Twitter account.
Based on what we can see, the Nokia 2 does look like an entry-level device. It doesn’t really have the premium look and feel to it, and is likely to be priced in somewhere around $60. So far Nokia has released four smartphones – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. While Nokia 8 was the much-needed flagship smartphone, the Nokia 2 will be the similarly needed entry-level device for the lower end of the pricing spectrum.
Interestingly, reports also point at the fact that Nokia is working on another new device, the Nokia 9, which might be a large-screened device akin to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. However, getting back to the Nokia 2, let us take a look at some of the expected specifications of the phone:
Nokia 2 Specifications: What To Expect from the Entry Level Nokia Smartphone
This upcoming Nokia smartphone is expected to carry a 4.7 inched display with a 720p resolution. The phone is expected to run on a Snapdragon series 200 processor, either the Snapdragon 212 or the Snapdragon 210. Storage and RAM wise too, don’t expect much from this device as current speculations indicate it will come out with very frugal specs there too.
The Nokia 2 is expected to run on just 1GB of RAM and will offer a mere 8GB of storage space. These specs remind you of the early days of the Android technology but the price too, is expected to be very low. It offers just the bare minimums for the phone to run and is largely aimed at a rural population and for those who have a very limited purchasing power.
The phone would run on Nokia’s current UI, which is pretty much the stock Android experience. The Nokia 2 is expected to run on the Android Nougat OS but might come out with an older version as well. There’s a camera on the back and a camera on the front, likely to be 8MP/5MP or a 5MP/2MP combination. Interestingly, current speculations indicate that the Nokia 2 will feature support for 4G VoLTE connectivity. Stay tuned with us for more updates on the device.