Since the first truly high-end smartphone from the "new Nokia"
hasn't exactly proven a home run, it might be a good idea to settle for one of the revived brand's upper mid-range devices if you like what HMD Global has done for the mobile industry
as a whole in the last couple of years.
Formally announced just a few weeks ago
at the IFA 2019 trade show in Berlin, Germany, the Nokia 7.2
went up for pre-order in the US
almost surprisingly quickly. And while B&H Photo Video continues to list the 6.3-inch handset as "coming soon" at a $349 price, Best Buy has already kicked off actual sales, also offering early adopters a nice $50 discount... on one condition.
You'll have to activate the unlocked Nokia 7.2 on AT&T right off the bat if you want to pay just $299.99, and although a savings of 50 bucks may not sound earth-shattering, the fact of the matter is this bad boy's specs and features
were already pretty great at $350. We're talking a Full HD+ "PureDisplay" with a waterdrop-style notch (and a relatively thick chin), a more than respectable Snapdragon 660 processor, a generous 128 gigs of internal storage space paired with 4 gigs of memory, a 3,500mAh battery, and perhaps most importantly, an impressive 48 + 8 + 5MP triple rear-facing camera setup with state-of-the-art Zeiss optics.
The Nokia 7.2 doesn't look like a pushover in terms of its selfie-taking skills either, sporting a 20MP front-facing shooter, while Android 9.0 Pie might be running the software show for the time being but an Android 10 update is undoubtedly right around the corner.
If you're not too keen on making a commitment to any specific network in exchange for a discount, you'll want to keep in mind this is a GSM-only device you can activate on the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile but not Sprint or Verizon.