Nokia 2 variants receive FCC certification, might launch at company's August 16 event

By Karthekayan Iyer | Published on 11 Aug 2017
Nokia 2 variants receive FCC certification, might launch at company's August 16 event
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Nokia 2 is expected to be HMD Global's entry-level Android smartphone with on-screen Android navigation button. The smartphone will be priced lower than Nokia 3 and has appeared in four different variants with Android 7.1 Nougat.

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Nokia 2, the rumoured entry-level smartphone from HMD Global has been leaked in the form of renders in the past. The smartphone has now received FCC certification indicating four different variants. The database reveals four model numbers TA-1007, TA-1023, TA-1029 and TA-1035 but it doesn't reveal device specifications.

Nokia 2 is not a mystery device and it has already appeared in the GeekBench benchmarking platform. The smartphone is expected to be placed below Nokia 3 in terms of pricing and could be powered by the Snapdragon 210 chipset coupled with 1GB RAM. The smartphone is likely to run on Android 7.1 Nougat. The smartphone has also leaked in the form of images indicating a design similar to the Lumia 620 with rounded edges. The handset is also tipped to adopt on-screen Android navigation buttons as opposed to capacitive buttons found on company's other handsets.

Android Headlines notes that the smartphone would sport a 5-inch display with 720p HD resolution and sport a combination of 8MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera. The handset is said to be backed by a 2800mAh battery and will be a budget friendly offering aimed to compete with similarly priced devices from Chinese smartphone makers.

Nokia 2's FCC certification suggests the smartphone could be announced alongside the company's flagship Nokia 8 smartphone on August 16. HMD Global, the Finnish company with the license to sell Nokia-branded devices is expected to announce its flagship smartphone at an event in London on August 16. The smartphone is expected to feature a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

The Nokia 8 is also expected to bring back Zeiss partnership with a dual rear camera setup. The smartphone is expected to hit retail stores at €589 (around Rs 44,500). The Nokia 2’s FCC certification further strengthens the fact that HMD Global will introduce both its entry-level and flagship handset at the same time.

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