HMD Global is slowly building up its portfolio of stock-Android-running smartphones. In addition to the trio of mid-rangers (Nokia 3, 5, and 6) it launched at MWC, the company bolstered its high-end with the Nokia 8, and now the other side of spectrum is getting some attention.
Just leaked by Evan Blass, the Nokia 2 looks… well, like a generic cheap phone. If you have a visceral hate of bezels, you’ll probably want to close this post and move on, but design is hardly the point here.
Blass didn’t share any details about the Nokia 2, but we can make some educated guesses based on some other clues we’ve got about the phone.
First, you might have noticed that the phones in the leaked renders show October 5 as the date. Dates in renders are often set to match the launch time, but this could be an old render and there’s still time for things to change.
Second, the Nokia 3 could give us a rough idea of what to expect from its smaller sibling. The Nokia 3 is already very budget-friendly – it features a 5-inch 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, a MediaTek processor, and an 8MP rear camera, all for just $150. The Nokia 2 will probably have a smaller screen, but a roughly similar processing package, and a less fancy, plastic build.
Finally, the recent FCC certification of the Nokia 2 reveals that the phone could shine in at least one area – battery life. The docs show a monstrous battery of 4,000 mAh. That’s 30 percent more than the top of the range Nokia 8, and definitely an unusual spec for a budget-minded phone.