Saturday, December 4

Nokia 2 comes to South Africa


Nokia has been pushing out new phones faster than you can blink. So far this year, HMD Global – the company behind Nokia’s mobile resurgence – has released 6 new phones.

They’ve just released one more. The Nokia 2. 

The key feature of the Nokia 2 is its two-day battery life, something usually only seen in Sony Xperia handsets.

“People rely on their phones so much these days with many people subconsciously rationing their battery life when out and about so they can last the day. We don’t think you should have to do less with your phone which is why we created a smartphone that can power through when other devices need a pit stop.

With the Nokia 2, we wanted to replicate the unique Android experience we’ve delivered so far with the long-lasting battery which so many fans associate and expect from their Nokia phones. To make this a reality, every component of the Nokia 2- from the display to battery, chipset to system design – has been engineered to draw as little power as possible from the huge battery to give fans a long-lasting phone they can rely on.”

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global
Shaun Durandt, General Manager for Southern Africa at HMD Global, said: “Fans associate Nokia phones with great battery life and we are proud to take this to a whole new level with the Nokia 2. We don’t think you should have to limit your smartphone use when out and about. That’s why we’ve created a smartphone that keeps going when others can’t. Every part of the Nokia 2 – from the display to system design – has been crafted to draw as little power as possible from the huge battery.”

Nokia is quick to point out that the 2s impressive battery life doesn’t come at the expense of performance.

The handset has Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor,1GB RAM and a 5-inch HD display. As expected, the Nokia 2 comes 2 runs pure Android, which means that you’ll get security and OS updates far sooner than almost every other Android handset currently available in South Africa.

It’s not just about the high-capacity 4100 mAh battery though, Nokia says that the 5-inch LTPS LCD HD display offers a bright, crisp viewing experience while delivering lower power consumption.

Camera-wise, the 2 has an 8MP rear camera featuring automatic scene detection and auto focus, with a 5MP front camera for all the selfie lovers

Nokia 2 is available exclusively through Vodacom at leading retailers nationwide from R1,699.

Technical specifications for the Nokia 2

Networks GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8

LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40

Network LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL, VoLTE, Video Calling, VoWiFi
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform
OS Android Nougat
Storage 8GB e-MMC (up to 128GB with MicroSD card)
Display 5.0” HD 1280 x 720 LTPS LCD, In-Cell Touch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Camera Primary camera: 8MP auto focus with LED flash

Front-facing camera: 5MP fixed focus

Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, FM/(RDS)
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass
Battery 4100 mAh
SIM slot 2 Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Dual SIM) / Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Single SIM)
Input/output Micro USB (USB 2.0), 3.5mm audio jack
Dimensions 143.5 x 71.3 x 9.30 mm

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