Update [January 26, 2019]: HMD Global has confirmed previous rumors by announcing that Verizon Wireless will from January 31 begin selling the Nokia 2 V. As we had speculated, this is basically the same phone like the Nokia 2.1 that has been selling in Europe, India and other markets since last year. At the moment, pricing details are still unknown, but it should debut priced in the regions of $100.
The Nokia 2 V has a 5.5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 425 processor allied to 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 128GB. There is an 8MP main camera and a 5MP shooter for selfies and for the software, you get Android 8.1 Oreo Go edition preinstalled, with an update to Android 9 Pie Go edition scheduled for this Q1 2019, although it may take a bit longer to arrive on the Nokia 2 V.
The major selling point of the Nokia 2 V is the massive 4000mAh battery that when combined with the battery-sipping HD display, you are promised of up to two days of use on a single charge. Things should get even better with the upcoming Pie update that brings things like Adaptive battery and brightness for even more battery saving.
You can sign up for the Nokia 2 V via this link.
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Remember when Verizon used to sell Nokia phones? Well according to reliable leaker Evan Blass, the carrier will do so once again, and soon.
Big Red has apparently partnered up with HDM Global for the release of the Nokia 2 V, which will most likely be identical to the global Nokia 2.1 which launched a few months ago.
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It seems that HMD is ready to turn its full attention to the US market next, hence the collaboration with America’s biggest carrier.
The Nokia 2.1 is an entry-level Android Go phone, which comes equipped with a large 4,000 mAh battery. The device sports a 5.5-inch display with the classical 16:9 aspect ratio and offers the mediocre 720p resolution.
The smartphone is powered by a decent Snapdragon 425 and is backed up by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It ships with the lightweight Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition, but it will presumably get Pie at some point.
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Blass doesn’t say when we can expect the Nokia 2 V to make a debut into the wild, but since this official-looking render leaked we can expect for it to happen pretty soon.
In related news, HMD today unveiled the Nokia 3.1 Plus in India, which is the company’s latest Android One phone.
Source: Evan Blass