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    October 31, 2017

    By the numbers: HMD Global unveils the budget Nokia 2

    Nokia 2

    HMD Global has debuted the latest entry in its Nokia lineup with the budget Nokia 2, which arrives with a massive 4,100mAh battery.

    While we were thrilled to hear that the Nokia brand would make a resurgence in 2017 under new stewards HMD Global, we weren’t expecting to be spoiled with such a massive lineup so quickly; the brand’s Android portfolio is not only constituted by the Nokia 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8, but now the budget Nokia 2 has arrived to steal some budget thunder.

    The Nokia 2 takes cues from earlier Nokia devices – the device not only accommodates entry-level specs and a wallet-friendly price tag, but further crams in a large battery cell that should account for some serious stamina.

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    Let’s unpack what’s underneath the bonnet – the Nokia 2 ships with a Snapdragon 212 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and a 720p display. Further, there’s a 5-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel primary snapper, while the handset arrives with Android 7.0 Nougat.

    The star of the show is undoubtedly the handset’s whopping 4,100mAh battery, which – when coupled with an energy efficient processor – should reward users with plenty of battery life to spare.

    The handset is set to become available around the world come mid-November, and is slated to sell for €99 EUR. The smartphone will ship in three colour options – namely, Copper Black, Pewter Black, and Pewter White.

    The Nokia 2 is now HMD’s most affordable Android phone, sitting squarely above its recent reintroduction of the famous Nokia 3310.

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    What are your thoughts? Do you plan to purchase the Nokia 2? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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