Nokia 2 leaks out in all its (cheap) glory

HMD Global may not want to confirm the existence ofthe Nokia 2 yet, but the handset has already been approved by the FCC, which evenshared some rather dull photos of it. Today, thanks to Evan Blass (aka@evleaks), we can take a look at what appear to be official Nokia 2 renders.


The upcoming handset is presented in two color variants -black and white/silver. It has a pretty generic design, with one notable change(when compared to the other Nokia smartphones introduced this year): there areno capacitive buttons on the Nokia 2, which means we're getting virtualnavigation keys.


We know that the Nokia 2 will come with a large 4,000 mAhbattery, so chances are that it will last about 2 days on a single charge.Other (yet to be confirmed) features should include a 5-inch display with 720 x1280 pixels, only 1 GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor.


On the software side, the Nokia 2 should offer Android 7Nougat out of the box, but we're not ruling out an update to Android 8 Oreo (afterall, HMD recently said that all its current smartphones, including the Nokia 3, will getOreo at some point).


We still don't have details on the release date and price ofthe Nokia 2, though the phone will likely be cheaper than the Nokia 3, thus costing less than $160 unlocked. We're guessing that the handset will be officially announced in the nearfuture.    


source: Evan Blass (Twitter) 



1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Kind of reminds me of a Nokia Lumia 620 (back) and a Nokia 530 (front). Better looking than some of the cheap TracFone Alcatel's from 2014 and 2015.

8. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

the white/silver variant front also looks like Google pixel

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The SD 212 is a 32 bit processor. The Nokia 3 had a crappy MediaTek SoC, but at least it was 64 bit. This thing is not worth the money. Especially with only 1 GB of RAM.

12. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Even with that huge chin, I like the look. I am partial to my phone having a chin... my Moto E does. I'm not ready for totally bezel-less yet.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

1 GB of RAM? This phone will be a performance disaster, but I guess people spending so little on their phone should expect as much.

11. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

1GB is plenty on my current Android phone, though I would certainly expect Nougat or Oreo to be more RAM-hungry. I never put my phone through so much that it ever runs out of its 1GB of RAM... ROM, on the other hand, is another concern: I sure hope this "Nokia 2" is not limited to 8GB of ROM. Sadly, if it never comes to the US, I fear that it may be thus limited in ROM. I hope it is selling for, like, eighty bucks or something like that. There are other better spec'd phones from LG and Motorola that sell for only a little bit more. Even the Alcatel Pulsemix sells for $79.99 at Cricket, and that at least has a 64-bit processor (even if it is by MediaTek).

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It has 1 GB of RAM and a 32 processor. This phone is not worth it, period.

22. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

That depends entirely on the audience. I fully understand that, to you, this Nokia 2 wouldn't even be worth the box its packaged in. I don't think I would even buy it, and I'm cheap and poor, but even the poor in America can afford better things than this. I get it. But in the developing world, if it is priced right, this could easily sell as the first sub-entry-level cheap smartphone for millions of truly impoverished people in Africa, India, rural China, etc. And they will probably be grateful for the opportunity that this phone provides, assuming it comes together that way. Of course, this whole premise still relies on the price being low enough for people to be enticed to buy in the emerging economies. I don't think this will ever make it to the US, so established a price in US dollars is probably a moot point, but if they could make this thing and sell it for below $60, I would be impressed by HMD's cheap-end production skill. I hope this all is how it goes, but if its more around the $80 or above area, I doubt it will sell well at all, and they will have unsold stock that they will never get rid of.

17. skips

Posts: 489; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Well there wasn't that much of performance to hope for at that price to begin with, let's be real. I own an LG G3s with 7.1.2 Lineage OS ROM installed on it and it's actually somewhat ok, but obviously just don't expect multitasking (apart from multi-window) It's definitely not a DISASTER

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Xiaomi offers redmi 4a that has 2gb ram 16 gb storage(memory slot available) for 95$ and 3gb ram and 32gb varient for 110$ also it has snapdragon 425....

6. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Nokia phones aren't trying to compete with Xiaomi and motorola/lenovo .. they play in a different market , if specs is all you are after then xiaomi is great they are competing with Samsung , Lg , Sony , Vivo , Oppo .. focusing on build quality, reliability , Fast updates , and most importantly "after sale services" that xiaomi moto/lenovo lack having said that , instead of 4000 mah they should have gone with 2 gb ram , or 1.5gb minimum at least.. with 1 gb ram if they launch it with Android Go , then it will be nice and smooth .. but without it .. it wouldn't be a smooth experience

7. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

then just buy them... they are good value for money I'm tired of people complaining every device because it basically is a repeat of this one device has this one, this other one has this ...such and such

14. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

$130 for Redmi 4X with SD625.. not good enough? get Redmi note 3 pro with SD650 for $150 and both have FPscanner

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

SD 200? That thing is going to be a turd.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'm not sure why they wouldn't make this run Android Go instead of full Android Oreo.

9. NoAllegiance unregistered

What would Nokia 1 be?

13. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

I'd have to imagine that'd be their Android One device, but their current devices have a similar goal in mind to Android One. Might be a redundant release.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Disappointing spec, they are basically running the Nokia brand into the ground. If it's not worth doing why even bother you would end up with plenty of stockpile like the ones Microsoft experience with their super low-end Lumia. With the internet, everyone would check the spec before they buy a new phone even on the pulse purchase.

16. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

i will wait for the price tag first, if it is around $70 to $90 no problem, it is decent device, there are billions of people who want smartphone but they cant afford them. but if it is over $100 then i will agree with you.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's running a 32 bit processor with 1 GB of ram. Not worth it at $70.

21. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Most people who buy phones like these could give a left testicle about specs. The average user of a phone with this spec sheet don't even know what software it's running...

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