HMD Global has just announced the arrival of a handy new Nokia smartphone, known as the Nokia 2.3. The phone comes with Android 9 onboard and runs on the Android One platform, which Nokia says makes it Android 10 ready. The phone is also packing a 6.2-inch HD+ display along with a 5MP front camera, and rear dual cameras consisting of 13MP and 2MP sensors. The handset also offers Face Unlock by leveraging the front camera. This is handy since the phone doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner.
The highlight of the phone is that it will only cost $129 in the U.S. Interested customers can only get the Nokia 2.3 through Best Buy right now with Amazon expected to begin pre-sales next week.
The Nokia 2.3 is packing a mammoth 4,000 mAh battery underneath which the company claims will last for up to two days between charges. This, in combination with the price tag, should make for a pretty attractive budget device.
The phone is unlocked to work with GSM carriers, so it likely won’t work with a CDMA carrier like Verizon. The company is offering the smartphone in two colors – Sand and Charcoal.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said, “Consumers world over have really appreciated the Nokia 2 family of products. The Nokia 2.3 is a step forward in our promise of offering you an experience that stays fresh longer – giving consumers access to two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates even in the affordable price tier. On top, it offers industry leading AI for this segment, large screen and our signature promise of two-day battery life – making it the ideal pick for those who rely on their smartphone as their primary screen.”
Source: Best Buy, HMD Global (Press Release)
Via: Android Police