The Nokia 2 arrives in South Africa, budget pricing in tow

HMD Global’s Nokia 2 has officially arrived on South African shores, bringing with it a claimed two-day battery life and tidy budget pricing.

HMD Global has wasted little time in cultivating its Nokia brand portfolio, which is constituted by the Nokia 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 – and now the companys newest budget wonder, the Nokia 2, has made landfall in South Africa.
The Nokia 2 is the company’s entry-level Android device, which sits above its recently revived 3310 feature phone.
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The Nokia 2 ships with a Snapdragon 212 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and a 720p display. Further, there’s a 5-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel primary snapper, while the handset arrives with Android 7.0 Nougat.
The star of the show is undoubtedly the handset’s whopping 4,100mAh battery, which – when coupled with an energy efficient processor – should reward users with plenty of battery life to spare.
The smartphone will ship in three colour options – namely, Copper Black, Pewter Black, and Pewter White.
In a press release, Shaun Durandt – General Manager for Southern Africa at HMD Global – offered that “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.”
The Nokia 2 is now available as of today – the 13th of November – and will retail from R1,699 ZAR.
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