Nokia 2, the rumoured entry-level smartphone from HMD Global is expected to be announced at an official event in India tomorrow. The smartphone has leaked multiple times in the past few weeks and has even received Bluetooth certification. Now, ahead of the official announcement, the smartphone has popped up at Antutu listing, indicating the launch is imminent.
The Nokia 2 was first revealed in the form of renders by Evan Blass and the smartphone recently appeared on US retailer B&H's website as well. The Antutu listing now confirms previously rumoured specifications of the entry-level smartphone. In terms of features, the smartphone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 212 chipset coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. The handset will sport a 720p display panel measuring 4.7-inch to 5-inch in dimension.
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On the camera front, the Nokia 2 will feature an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The Nokia 2 with model number TA-1035 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is very likely to get an Oreo update before any other entry-level smartphone. There is no word on the battery capacity, but previous leaks suggested the smartphone will house a 4000mAh battery. The Nokia 2 is expected to feature a polycarbonate casing with a design similar to that of the Lumia 620. The smartphone is also tipped to feature virtual Android navigation keys as opposed to capacitive buttons found on all other Nokia-branded smartphones from HMD Global.
HMD Global, the licensee of the Nokia smartphone brand, has sent out a media invite for a new smartphone launch in India tomorrow. The company is anticipated to launch its entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone aimed primarily at the Indian market. The retail listing suggested a price of $99 before taxes and the device could be priced at Rs 6,000 in India. The smartphone will be a big bet from HMD Global to catch up with the likes of Xiaomi, which has been a leader in the entry-level and mid-range Android smartphone segment.