After the sudden demise of the world-renowned mobile manufacturer from the windows phone market, the brand Nokia came back under the ownership of HMD Global last year. After years of rumours leaks and renders last year finally Nokia launched 3 smartphones based on the latest version of Android i.e. Android Nougat, namely the Nokia 6,5,3, all of them are for the budget to mid-range smartphone buyers and has also declared guaranteed monthly security patch updates for all the 3 devices.
It seems that Nokia hasn’t done up with their budget smartphone plans and some reports claim that they are working on an ultra-budget smartphone named Nokia 2, claimed to be focused on the 1st time smartphone buyers around the world.
A picture of the unreleased Nokia 2 came up today on FCC but got removed due to a request from HMD Global, suggesting the same design as its predecessors. The Nokia 2 is said to come powered by a Snapdragon 212, which is a Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz based on the old 32-bit 28nm ARM Cortex A-7 architecture. It is disappointing to see such a step taken by Nokia i.e. using a 2-year-old processor in 2017 when technology is advancing by leaps and bounds.
The graphics will be handled by Adreno 304 GPU. The device is coupled with 1GB of RAM which looks hilarious in a world where even 2GB fails to keep up with the user’s demand. Talking about the screen, it is rumoured to come with a 4.7-5 inch HD 720p display which seems quite good for an ultra-budget device and will also help the battery life although no leaks have come out about the battery capacity of the device yet.
In terms of camera, the device may sport a 5MP or an 8MP camera with video recording capabilities to 720p HD videos as it is capped by the processor. The device will support 4G LTE and WIFI Standards up to 802.11a/b/g. Talking about the price it is expected to carry a sub-$120 price tag. There is no confirmed date of release of the device.
Also, check the upcoming Flagship Nokia 9 specs and rumours which we posted a few days ago.