HMD Global just released the Nokia 2.2, and it’s their cheapest smartphone starting at $100. The phone packs some decent specs and currently runs on Android Pie. Nokia has promised support for Android Q, making it one of the cheapest phones to do so.
The phone offers a 5.7-inch 720x1520px LCD display with a maximum brightness of 400 nits. It’s a 19:9 ratio panel with an ‘Infinity U’ styled notch with a fairly small bezel all around. The chin is a bit huge, though not a deal breaker for a budget phone.
The phone employs the Helio A22 SoC, a Quad Core CPU clocked at 2GHz. There are two versions of the phone, one with 2GB RAM/16GB storage and the other with 3GB RAM/32GB storage. The phone does support a microSD card for storage expansion.
It gets a 13MP sensor at the back and a 5MP at the front. With support for AutoHDR and something called “low-light image fusion” technology to basically help fill dimly lit scenarios.
A 3000mAh battery powers the phone. Charging happens through a Micro USB port, also responsible for data transfers. And while the phone doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor, it does get an AI-enabled face-unlock feature.
Finally, the phone comes with Android Pie out of the box. And like most of the recent Nokia phone, the Nokia 2.2 is also a product of the Android One program. That means this device will have an unadulterated stock version of Android. The UI here will be free from any type of bloatware. On top of that, the device is promised with the upcoming Android Q update. Apart from that, the phone rocks with a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left.
Nokia 2.2 Specifications:
- Display: 5.71-inch IPS display
- Resolution: HD (720 x 1520 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio @ 295PPI
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
- CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie (Android One), Upgradable to Android Q
- RAM: 2/3 GB
- Storage: 16/32 GB, expandable up to 400GB via SD card
- Rear Camera: 13MP with f/2.2, Autofocus & LED flash
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
- Battery: 3000mAh battery with Micro USB port for charging
Nokia 2.2 Price and Availability
The Nokia 2.2 comes in two color options, Black and Steel (basically grey). There will be two configurations of the phone: 2GB/16GB and 3/32GB. The base variant of the phone is priced at INR 6,999 ($100/€90). Similarly, you will have to pay INR 1,000 extra (at INR 7,999/$115/€102) for the higher end variant.
Both versions will be available in India starting from June 11 both through the online and offline channels. The device will be available for online purchase through Flipkart and Nokia’s online store. But you need to note that these prices will only be effective till June 30. Starting July 1, the new prices of Rs 7,699 (2/16GB) and Rs 8,699 (3/32GB) will be applicable. The device is also expected to hit the international market really soon.