HMD Global, the Finnish company which is making Nokia-branded smartphones, has today launched a new entry-level smartphone in the Indian market — Nokia 2.2. The smartphone is also promised to be the “fastest ticket to Android Q in this price tier” for the consumers.
While the Nokia 2.1 was an Android Go smartphone, the newly launched Nokia 2.2 is a part of the Android One program. It comes running Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box, packed with Digital Wellbeing features like Dashboard, App Timers, Wind Down, and the improved Do Not Disturb.
The smartphone features a 5.71-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch, 1520 x 720 pixels screen resolution, and 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the phone is powered by MediaTek Helio A22 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, coupled with 3 GB of RAM.
It comes with 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports memory expansion of up to 400 GB. As for the camera, the smartphone comes equipped with a single 13-megapixel rear camera having f/2.2 aperture and single LED flash.
On the front side, the handset features a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Similar to other Nokia smartphones launched recently, this one too comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button. Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro-USB port, and GPS. It is powered by a 3000 mAh battery.
The Nokia 2.2 comes in two color options — Steel and Tungsten Black. The 2 GB RAM model is priced at Rs. 6,999 while the 3 GB RAM model costs Rs. 7,999. The company says that this is limited-period pricing until June 30th, 2019, after which the pricing will be increased.
Nokia 2.2 Specifications
- CPU: 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio A22 octa-core processor
- GPU: PowerVR GE-class GPU
- RAM: 2/3 GB
- Operating System: Android 9 Pie
- Display: 5.71-inch TFT LCD display with 720 x 1520 pixels screen resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, and 2.5D curved glass
- Rear Camera: 13 MP with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size
- Front Camera: 5 MP with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size
- Internal Storage: 16/32 GB
- External Storage: Yes, up to 400 GB
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM Radio
- Colors: Steel and Tungsten Black
- Battery: 3000 mAh
Pricing and Availability in India
- Price of 2 GB RAM model: Rs. 6,999
- Price of 3 GB RAM model: Rs. 7,999
- Availability: Sale in India from 11th June