Nokia 2 Sighted With Android Nougat & Truly Entry-Level Specs

An entry-level device from HMD Global that's believed to be the Nokia 2 was reportedly sighted in the database of mobile benchmarking tool AnTuTu, having been listed as running Android 7.1.1 Nougat and featuring some truly entry-level specs. The test results that can be seen below indicate that at least one variant of the Nokia 2 is set to bear the model number TA-1035, with the smartphone itself apparently being powered by the Snapdragon 212, a low-end SoC from Qualcomm which the U.S. semiconductor manufacturer debuted more than two years ago. The same chip was previously introduced within the ZTE Blade A310 and has already been featured in one Nokia-branded device - Microsoft's Lumia 650 launched in early 2016 running the now-discontinued Windows 10 Mobile. The 32-bit chip is equipped with four Cortex A7 cores clocked at up to 1.3GHz and the Adreno 304 GPU, in addition to supporting LPDDR3 RAM and eMMC 4.5 flash storage, both of which are likely to be part of the Nokia 2.

AnTuTu identified the possible Nokia 2 as carrying 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal flash memory, which is in line with recent reports about the handset and the fact that numerous established industry insiders previously claimed the device is meant to be the most affordable Android-powered offering from HMD to date. The storage space of the Nokia 2 will presumably be expandable via a microSD card by at least 128GB, though its newly uncovered benchmark listing doesn't corroborate that assumption. What it does do is suggest that the smartphone's display panel will support an HD resolution of 1,280 by 720 pixels amounting to a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. No specific screen size has been cited by AnTutu, with recent rumors pointing to a 4.7-inch IPS LCD module. The back camera of the Nokia 2 will have a 5-megapixel sensor and its front-facing sensor will be of the 8-megapixel variety, according to the benchmark.

An LED flesh will presumably be featured on the rear plate of the Nokia 2, with the handset being expected to run a nearly stock version of Android, just like its contemporaries. The device is also likely to receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo shortly after it launches, with HMD previously pledging to provide all of its smartphones with at least two years' worth of major OS updates. While it remains to be seen which exact markets will the Finnish firm end up targeting with the Nokia 2, recent rumors suggest that the handset will be available in the United States for $99.

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