Hot off its major announcements at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, HMD Global brings yet another Nokia device to the Malaysian market. The company, today, announced the availability of the budget-friendly Nokia 2.
The Nokia 2 brings one of Nokia’s best known features front and center: long battery life. The 2-day battery life of the Nokia 2 comes after strenuous, real life testing. HMD Global claims that the performance of the device hasn’t been compromised to get the long 2-day battery life.
“With the Nokia 2, we wanted to replicate the unique Android experience we’ve delivered so far with the long-lasting battery which so many fans associate and expect from their Nokia phones. To make this a reality, every component of the Nokia 2 — from the display to battery, chipset to system design — has been engineered to draw as little power as possible from the huge battery so as to give fans a long-lasting phone they can rely on.”
Vijay Thangavelu, Country Manager (Malaysia and Myanmar), HMD Global
The Nokia 2 will come with pure, stock, up-to-date Android; the device is not part of the Android One program though. It is an expansion of the company’s 2017 line up which has already arrived in Malaysia.
The device is running Android Nougat on Qualcomm’s Snaprdragon Mobile Platform; specifically the quad-core Snaprdragon 212 which is clocked at 1.3GHz. This is supported by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. The storage on the Nokia 2 is expandable via microSD card slot with up to 128GB of additional space.
Connectivity wise, the device is capable of 4G LTE connectivity. It supports Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) technology. It also supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, bluetooth 4.1, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU and FM connectivity.
On the display front, the Nokia 2 comes with a 5.0-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The display has a HD resolution of 720×1280; this gives it a pixel density of about 294 pixels per inch. Meanwhile, it comes with a 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash on the back. On the selfie front, it comes with a 5-megapixel, fixed-focus sensor. It has ambient light, proximity, accelerometer and e-compass sensors. Powering the 2-day battery life of the Nokia 2 is a 4100mAh battery.
The Nokia 2 will retail for RM429 (USD$109.81). It will be available in Pewter/Black, Pewter/White and Copper/Black.
Also published on Medium.