New Delhi: Finnish smartphone maker Nokia has launched its latest smartphone in India — the Nokia 2.2. The new budget segment phone was announced in India after weeks of leaks of rumours which majorly pointed towards the launch of a number of other phones, including the Nokia 6.2, Nokia 1 Plus and even this year’s flagship from the company, the Nokia 9 PureView.
The Nokia 2.2 is the most affordable Android One device in the market currently and sports a waterdrop notch design with thick bezels at the bottom. The design of the phone appears to be quite industrial and houses the ‘Nokia‘ branding up front.
The Nokia 2.2 is a budget segment phone from Nokia and is available in two colours — Tungsten Black and Steel. The device is available in two RAM and storage configurations, with the entry 2GB RAM plus 16GB storage variant priced at Rs 6,999. The beefier, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant are available for Rs 7,999.
However, an important thing to note here is that these are introductory prices and are only valid until June 30. After the limited time offer ends, Nokia 2.2 will be available at a recommended best buy price of Rs 7,699 for the 2/16GB storage variant and Rs 8,699 for the 3/32GB storage variant.
The phone has been announced to go on sale starting June 11, with preorders of the device starting today. Nokia has announced that the phone will be available across brick and mortar stores as well as Flipkart and Nokia.com.
Specifications and design
As we had been made aware slightly ahead of the launch, the Nokia 2.2 comes with a simple design. The Nokia 2.2 brings with it a waterdrop display similar to the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2. The rear panel is a plastic unibody shell whose colours can be changed by slapping on back covers.
The display on the Nokia 2.2 is an edge-to-edge panel that is 5.71 inch in size and supports up to HD+ resolutions. The display is also being touted to be one of the brightest in the segment by Nokia with a rating of 400-nits. Under the hood, the phone comes powered by a quad-core MediaTek A22 CPU chipset.
In terms of cameras, the device brings with it a 13-megapixel rear camera which Nokia claims is one of the better setups for clicking pictures in low light scenarios. On the front, we have a 5-megapixel lens for selfies and the Nokia 2.2’s Face Unlock feature. Powering the whole setup is a 3000mAh battery.
For software, the Nokia 2.2 runs Android 9 Pie out of the box and promises users access to new digital wellbeing tools including a dashboard, app timer, Wind Down mode and the improved Do Not Disturb. Talking about the Android-based goodness that the device brings with it, the Nokia 2.2 also gets a Google Assistant button which user can use to wake the AI assistant. As Nokia explains, one press gives you instant access to Google Assistant and a long press lets you do in-depth requests and multiple tasks.