Nokia 2 Launches for $115 With 2-Day Battery Life

Nokia 2 Smartphone

Not everyone needs the latest and greatest high-end smartphone in their pocket. They cost a small fortune, with the iPhone X selling for $999, and while the tech they include can be appealing, some of us just want a handset with a good screen and long battery life.

With that in mind, HMD is today launching the Nokia 2 smartphone. It is aimed squarely at consumers who don’t want to invest in an iPhone X, iPhone 8, Pixel 2, or Galaxy Note 8.

The Nokia 2 uses a 5-inch 1280-by-720 LCD screen covered with Gorilla Glass 3 and housed in a single block of aluminum. Inside you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, an 8MP auto-focus rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and a MicroSD card slot (for up to 128GB cards). Power is provided by 4,100mAh battery and the OS of choice is “pure” Android Nougat.

The spec is certainly middle-of-the-road in terms of performance, but it allows HMD to focus on two key selling points: price and battery life. That 4,100mAh battery allows the Nokia 2 to run for two days before requiring a charge. As for the price, you’ll only need to pay 99 euros ($115) to get one.

HMD is set to release the Nokia 2 in mid-November with three color options: Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, and Copper/Black. Availability it expected to be worldwide, and at $115, it’s certainly going to be popular, especially with that pure Android Nougat experience promised.