Super-budget Nokia 2 revealed in a Geekbench listing

So, HMD Global is hard at work making Nokia great again and has so far revealed 4 phones with the brand — the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8. How exactly does that numbering work? We're not entirely sure, but one thing is consistent — the higher the numbering, the better class of device we get.

It seems that, with the upcoming Nokia 8 announcement, the company might be introducing an entry level phone for the budget-oriented. A mystery device has popped up on Geekbench, dubbed Unknown Heart. Seeing as HMD has used the Heart moniker as a working title for previous devices, this now leads to speculation that we might be looking at a potential Nokia 2 here.

So, what do we have? A quad-core, 1.27 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 with 1 GB of RAM — absolutely nothing to write home about. We assume that it would be an extremely affordable handset, considering that the Nokia 3 has a 1.3 GHz, quad-core MediaTek 6737, 2 GB of RAM, and costs about $160. Could a Nokia 2 cost $99?

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4 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia/HMD are looking to cover the entire smartphone spectrum in terms of low end, midrange, and high end. Something that they have always done, dating back to their Symbian days. Great strategy

2. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Indeed very very good strategy. I like how Nokia sticks with their origins. Carl Zeiss, polarized screen, build quality... I need network quality with no drop out and MEMS mice, fm radio and I am good to go.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. These are reasons why Nokia has such a loyal fanbase, especially now that Nokia/HMD is producing handsets that are powered by an OS the majority of its fanbase prefers.

3. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Do they're going to flood the market with these devices? I don't like the idea of this one bit.

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