Back in 2016, HMD Global, the company that holds the rights to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones, made waves by announcing the Nokia 6, a mid-range phone that marks the return of the iconic Finnish smartphone maker. The Nokia 6 was among the best mid-range phones last year, standing out from other competitors with its metal unibody design.
In August 2017, HMD Global announced the Nokia 8, the first premium phone since company acquired the rights to Nokia from Microsoft last year. The release of the Nokia 8 put the Finnish company in content with other tough competitors in the high-end smartphone segment.
According to the latest reports, HMD Global has been working on a mid-range phone called Nokia 2. Some reliable sources claim that the Nokia 2 will be announced in early 2018 or in December this year. The coolest part is that the Nokia 2 might be the cheapest phone to be launched by HMD Global since the acquisition day.
Today’s sources give us some hints regarding the device’s specs. Accordingly, the Nokia 2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. When it comes to display, the upcoming device will likely sport a HD resolution screen. On the back, the Nokia 2 features a mid-range 8MP shooter and a 5MP selfie camera on the front.
Some reports say that the device will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat at launch, but the release date remains unknown. Sources also say that the Nokia 2 will cost more than $100, making it the cheapest phone on the market. Besides, most carriers are expected to offer great deals for the device when it launches next year.
Rumors say that HMD Global is planning two more smartphones this year. Both devices will target mid-range market. Tech experts say that HMD Global will bring the Nokia 2 to emerging markets like India and Brazil.
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