As far as smart phones go, people are used to dishing out the big bucks. Nokia may have a game changing product with the Nokia 2, which will retail for roughly $120, a much cheaper price tag than most other smart phones. But the big, big surprise is that Nokia alleges that this new smart phone will keep its charge for a whole two days, which gives it a huge advantage over its competition. The Android device will sport a 4,000mAh battery to help it achieve this feat and, according to HDM Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas, “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.”
The rest of the specs on the Nokia 2 are, while not too exciting, respectable. It will run Android Nougat and come equipped with the Google Assistant. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 121 processor and has a 5 inch 1280 x 720 LCD display. It has both rear and front facing cameras, 8 megapixels and 5 megapixels respectively. The built-in storage it comes equipped with is not very impressive at only 8GB, but an microSD slot will allow users to build that up to 128GB. According to its website, the Nokia 2 “brings together crafted aluminum, Corning® Gorilla® Glass and sculpted polycarbonate for high durability with a sleek, modern design.” From what I can see, it comes in three colors – black, silver and copper. And it is a good looking phone, at least as far as I can tell from the pictures.
According to Engadget, the Nokia 2 will be available for purchase in a few months – or at least will launch in the UK in 2018. Aside from the built-in storage, this new smartphone sounds like a neat little gadget – and that 2 day long battery life definitely makes it stand out. Its ridiculously low price doesn’t hurt, either. I guess we’ll need to wait for the launch to see if it’s all too good to be true, but in theory, it sounds like Nokia have engineered a solid piece of gear.