Nokia 2.2 will be the company’s first budget segment mobile
HMD Global, the Nokia mobile brand licensee, on Thursday announced the new Nokia 2.2 smartphone at a press event in New Delhi.
the company revealed the Nokia 2.2 which will be the most affordable Android One smartphone from the company as part of its new lineup in 2019. While the Nokia 2.2 will be available globally for approximately €99, it is first coming to India at starting a price of ₹6999.
The new Nokia 2.2 sports a display that is 5.7 inches in size and the LCD display. It offers a screen resolution of 720x1520pixels and a pixel density of 19:9. You can see the bezels all around and the notch on top as well.
The phone is powered by the Helio A22 chipset with a quad-core CPU and either 2GB or 3GB RAM. Storage comes in 16GB 32GB and can be expand via the microSD slot. The battery has a decent 3,000 mAh capacity, but charges over microUSB.
On the imaging front, the new Nokia phone packs a single 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 lens. It also have a single LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter onboard as well.
One of the USPs of the Nokia 2.2 remains to be its support for two years of OS updates and three years of security updates. Currently, the smartphone runs Android 9 Pie out of the box. HMD Global proudly claims that it will be the most affordable smartphone to get Android Q. And probably the only smartphone in this segment to get a timely update.
Aside from updates up to Android R, the smartphone will get three years of security updates under the company’s commitment to keeping devices up to date. We’ll have to see where it sits on the company’s priority list in terms of the update roll-out.
Nokia 2.2 smartphone with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage is being offered at Rs 6,999. And the 3GB/32GB variant offered at Rs 7,999. These prices will hold only till the end of this month. Effective July 1, the prices will be Rs 7,699 and Rs 8,699 respectively. The phone can be pre-book till June 10 on Flipkart and Nokia’s online store.