Nokia 2: Specs, Release date and more [Oreo now available in beta]

Nokia 2

Nokia 2 was unveiled in India on the final day of October 2017, but today, the phone is available for purchase in multiple markets across the globe.

The Nokia 2 is made of a 6000 series Aluminum frame with a removable polycarbonate back. You can have the phone in one of three shades: Copper/Black, Pewter/White or Pewter/Black.

Nokia 2 specs and features

  • 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) LTPS LCD In-cell display screen with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset
  • 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, expandable up to 128GB
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android Oreo (Go edition)
  • 8MP back camera with AF, LED flash and 5MP selfie camera
  • 4100mAh battery
  • Drip protection (IP52)
  • MicroUSB, 3.5mm audio jack, LTE, and Bluetooth 4.1

Related: Nokia 4 Rumors, Specs, Release date and more

Nokia 2 price and availability

  • Price is $99 in the U.S., €99 in Europe and INR 7,399 in India
  • Available globally

Nokia 2

As noted earlier, the Nokia 2 is now available for purchase globally, although not in all markets. Those in India, LATAM, EMEA, APAC and even the U.S. can grab it.

HMD Global’s asking price for the phone in Europe is €99 while those in the U.S. get to part with $99. In India, the Nokia 2 made its debut priced at INR 7,399.

Although the Nokia 2 comes preinstalled with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, HMD promised to upgrade it to Android Oreo with a focus on the Go edition. In fact, this phone will also be upgraded to Android P, which should be ready somewhere in August, but the developer preview isn’t so far away.

Android 8.1 Oreo update available

HMD promised that the Nokia 2 will get a software update that will install Android Go-like features to the handset. At some point, the OS was expected in Q1 2018, but this didn’t materialize and expectations shifted to Q2 2018. The company did confirm the update will be made available during the launch event of the Nokia 2.1 and indeed, the beta version is here. [More details].

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