The Verizon-bound Nokia 2V will be sold as a prepaid device
Leaked Nokia 2V render
After quite a bit of success in both Europe and Asia, it was revealed last week by tipster Evan Blass that HMD Global would soon begin selling one of its entry-level offerings, the Nokia 2.1, through Verizon in the US. And today some extra information has appeared.
Although initially set to be called the Nokia 2.1V, it seems Verizon will actually market the offering under the simpler Nokia 2V branding. Also, due to the smartphone’s rather low price of around $115, Blass today confirmed that the device will be available to purchase as a prepaid phone once it launches later this year.
Both internally and externally, the Nokia 2V is expected to be identical to the Nokia 2.1. This means a polycarbonate rear panel will be featured alongside a 5.5-inch LCD display up front which will be powered by a very respectable 4,000mAh battery. As this smartphone ships with the entry-level Snapdragon 425 and just 1GB of RAM, Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) is expected to come pre-installed, although an update to the Pie version will likely arrive shortly after release. Completing the setup will be an 8-megapixel rear camera that is coupled with an LED flash, and a 5-megapixel selfie sensor.
Ultimately, the demand for the Nokia 2V will remain to be seen. However, if Verizon is happy with the overall results, it could look into offering some of HMD Global’s more powerful devices which could impress US consumers.