HMD Global unveils Nokia 2 in a global event from India

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The company claims two days of battery back up on the device that is portable.

Nokia 2 has been announced at an event in India, and here's our first impressions.

Nokia 2 is an out and out phone for the masses.

Speaking at the event, Florian said, "We started our journey only 11 months ago". The rear cover is plastic and tends to attract a lot of smudges. Underneath the display lies the invisible Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core SoC with 3 GB or 4 GB RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot.

The rear camera is 8MP, and features automatic scene detection and auto focus, while the front camera is 5MP.

The smartphone will launch with Android Nougat and Android Oreo, and has Google Assistant installed.

It is expected that the HMD Global is indeed making an Android smartphone with thinner bezels called the Nokia 9. This Nokia 9 concept resembles the Galaxy Note 8, except that it is more powerful than Samsung's newest Note.

The Nokia 2 will be available in Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, and Copper/Black for a global average retail price of €99. Arto (Numella, CEO) left, which was a personal choice, but we have been here from the beginning and the top leadership is here. Supreme confidence in one's product indeed.

HMD Global's focus has been predominantly in the budget segment, a category the manufacturer feels is underserved. The phone is milled out of 6000 series aluminum, just like its costlier siblings.

Instead, it is believed that the Nokia 9 will be a redesigned Nokia 8 with a bezel-less design and some additional features that the Nokia 8 doesn't have. In terms of connectivity, you get a dual-SIM configuration, 4G LTE support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and it also supports FM radio. The device comes with a removable cover, however, the battery isn't removable. And of course, the display is not bezel-less.

The Nokia 2 has a five-inch HD LTPS display (720X1280px). We cannot vouch for its camera and performance just yet. HMD emphasized that it's not looking at standby time, but phenomenal use. He added that the investments in other markets "is not the same size". The front camera seems to have a similar quality. Even in the feature phone market, because of the Nokia brand, we are in the mid-low to upper segment, which gives us a value advantage. There's a thoughtful design that works well in both form and function and a package that might be greater than the sum of its parts.