The new Nokia aka HMD Global further broadened its smartphone line-up on Tuesday with the launch of the entry-level Nokia 2 in India. While the Nokia 2 price in India is not yet known, the company said the handset will launch at a global average price of EUR 99 (roughly Rs. 7,500), which will be available mid-November. Though we don’t have an exact India price yet, it's clear that HMD Global is targeting the sub-Rs. 10,000 market, which it says accounts for 30 percent of India's smartphone market.
As for the phone, the Nokia 2 has a 4,100mAh battery powering a Snapdragon 212 chip, 1GB RAM, and a 5-inch HD LTPS display, which allows it run for 2 days on full charge. In terms of optics, there's a 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel fixed-focus front camera. Internal storage is disappointing at a mere 8GB, though it's expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Nokia 2 ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but HMD Global has promised that it will get an upgrade to Oreo in the near future. It has support for dual-SIM and 4G VoLTE.
Meanwhile, Samsung also named three new heads of businesses to steady the ship in the wake of group head Jay Y. Lee's arrest on bribery charges in August. That includes Kim Ki-nam, who will now head the Device Solutions division; Koh Dong-jin at IT and Mobile Communications; and Kim Hyun-suk for Consumer Electronics. The company will recommend all three as co-CEOs after next shareholder meeting in March.
It's clear that the device is targeted towards gamers given the faster refresh rate and the battery size, but if this is true – which it may very well be given its acquisition of Nextbit – Razer is also not letting up on the entertainment and optics front. Expect a beast of a price if this becomes available.