HMD Global announced its budget-centric Nokia 2 smartphone in India last month. At the launch time, the company, however, did not reveal the pricing as well as the exact availability in India. Now HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 2 will be priced at Rs 6,999 it will be available across mobile retail stores in the country from November 24. The phone comes with three colour options including Pewter/Black, Pewter/White and Copper/Black.
As for the launch offers with Nokia 2, the Jio customers will get up to 45GB 4G additional data, i.e. 5 GB additional 4G data on every recharge of Rs 309 or above, limited to 9 recharges till August 31, 2018. The buyers will also get a complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance plan by Servify on opening a Kotak 811 savings account and activating it with an initial deposit of Rs 1,000 in the introductory period.
The Nokia 2 is made from 6000 series of aluminum body, which provides some durability to the smartphone. The phone features 5-inch HD LTPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The major highlight of the device is the 4100mAh battery, which the company claims to last 2 days.
The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 mobile platform clocked at 1.3GHz. The phone is backed by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable in nature. On the camera front, the device features an 8-megapixel rear camera along with LED flash, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling.
The latest smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with a stock Android experience. The company has also confirmed that the smartphone will be updated to Android Oreo soon. On the connectivity front, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, dual-SIM and micro USB port.
Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head – India, HMD Global, said: “Nokia 2 is a smartphone that is built keeping the Indian consumer in mind. It is a smartphone people can rely on without subconsciously rationing their battery usage. 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. This gives fans a long-lasting phone they can rely on. In addition, a great display and pure, secure Android means you don’t have to do less with your Nokia 2 to preserve longevity, it has been built to give you the freedom to do more.”