Verizon-bound Nokia 2V spotted online; release could be imminent

Verizon-bound Nokia 2V spotted online; release could be imminent
Leaked image of the Nokia 2V

In the US, HMD Global is yet to announce any kind of carrier distribution deal for the Nokia brand. But back in October, one particular device leaked out suggesting that such a thing could eventually become a reality. There has been no official word on the matter since, but a new sighting today suggests such a deal could be announced pretty soon.

To be specific, the Verizon-bound Nokia 2V was spotted in an online listing for the first time. This would indicate that the prepaid phone’s release could be just around the corner. Moreover, it confirms the previous expectation; this is simply a rebranded Nokia 2.1.

For those of you that are unaware of the latter phone’s specifications, the Nokia 2V will make its debut with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 on the inside, which itself will be paired with the Adreno 308 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Unsurprisingly, this combination also means the smartphone will ship with Android Go pre-installed, more specifically the Oreo edition rather than the newer Pie version.

The budget offering also sports a 5.5-inch 16:9 display, a large 4,000mAh battery, and 8GB of internal storage, while completing the whole package will also be an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper.

In regards to the Nokia 2V’s release date, no official confirmation has been provided as of yet. But with the flagship Nokia 9 PureView’s introduction expected to take place later this month, there’s a high chance HMD Global will seize the opportunity to announce its partnership with Verizon.

Verizon-bound Nokia 2V spotted online; release could be imminent

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2.1
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(19h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 841; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Looks ugly in the back.

2. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So basically just a foodstamp phone?

3. Subie

Posts: 2295; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

What does that mean?

4. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

TK from Total Tech on YouTube coined that.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, so much for HMD slacking on paying attention to the U.S. like some here have been parroting for a while now. This is a great start to building more of presence in the U.S., without putting to many resources to it while they test the waters.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 489; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Totally agree. And I'm sure if this phone performs well enough it won't be too long before mid-range smartphones start becoming available.

7. Subie

Posts: 2295; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Mid range phones from HMD Global are already available in the US... Unless you mean "carrier" sold. Now what's missing on this side of the pond is a true flagship.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think he’s referring to them being available on U.S. carriers.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. If this sells well, those midrange Nokia branded smartphones will come on through to Verizon, and we could even see them eventually become available on other U.S. carriers provided HMD doesn’t keep up with the exclusivity deal on Verizon.

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 489; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Yeah, I meant through a carrier

11. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't trust carrier branded smartphones anymore. Too much unnecessary bloatware and knowing Verizon, they are more than likely going to add a ton of crappware that people usually don't want. I think Nokia is leaving money on the table by not releasing more phones in the US. Believe it or not, there is a market for affordable smartphones. Just look at some of the prepaid carriers.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia doesn’t release smartphones anymore. HMD releases Nokia branded smartphones now. This is common knowledge, so I’m not quite sure why it can’t seem to grasp this. There is no money being left on the table, as OEM’s need carriers to largely be successful in the U.S. This is also common knowledge. HMD testing the waters first is a smart move, and they are doing it with the largest carrier in the U.S., at that. This is in addition to the smartphones that HMD already has available in the U.S. through online U.S. outlets and brick and mortar outlets like BeatBuy and B&H. How you can spin this into something negative is beyond me, and quite frankly, ridiculous.

15. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No what's ridiculous is you trying to force your biased opinion just because you're a Nokia fanboy. The only reason why you are going against what I said is because A. I said it and B. You don't want to admit that Nokia has a real lack of a US presence. Funny thing is that your tune seemed to have changed when it came to Huawei. Yes I know stores like *BESTBuy and B&H exist that sell a few Nokia phones, the 6.1 and the 7.1. The 7.1 is really the only one since it's the only new one while the 6.1 is hampered by 3 gigs of RAM and only 32GB of storage. Facts.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, it's actually YOU that's trying to force your biased opinion on everyone because you're a know troll of anything that I favor. It's ridiculous that you say I'm forcing my opinion on anyone when I have never said that everyone must follow what I say, and I challenge you to post the link of me saying that if I ever did. Don't worry, I'll wait while you produce more smoke and mirrors. Nokia doesn't lack any presence in the U.S. concerning smartphones because they don't make smartphones anymore. The fact that you continue to parrot that bit of misinformation despite it being common knowledge that HMD makes Nokia branded smartphones now proves that you're a trolling spreading misinformation. This deal also proves that HMD isn't lacking in the U S.as far as presence goes, in addition to the smartphones already available in the U.S. from HMD. The fact that you keep parroting that lie despite this article proving you wrong only proves that you're a troll. Stores like B&H and BestBuy sell more than just the Nokia 6.1 and 7.1, but of course, you continue to say otherwise to further your false narrative. Just because YOU don't like what they have available doesn't mean that they don't have more smartphones available than you mentioned. Facts.

12. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't really get why you are so against people wanting Nokia to release their devices here in the US. I would have easily purchased the 7 Plus or the 64GB model of the 6.1 because the 32GB model just doesn't cut it imo.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don’t really get where you’re getting that from my comments in this article. I literally said this is a good idea. You need to reread my comment, and try to comprehend it this time. Just because you don’t agree with how HMD is going about their business, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Especially since their growth in both sales and market share proves that they are making the right business moves, and you can’t dispute that.

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