The Nokia 2 is finally selling in the country, a little over a month since it was officially unveiled.
The device’s distinction is its ability to serve up a desirable Android smartphone experience, the sort that we would expect from Android One devices, on a budget.
Specifications of the device are as follows:
|Size||143.5 x 71.3 x 9.30mm|
|Display||5.0-inch HD LTPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection|
|Camera||Primary camera: 8MP auto focus with LED flash
Front-facing camera: 5MP fixed focus
|Memory||1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Operating System||Android 7.1, Nougat (upgrade to Android 8.0, Oreo coming soon)|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB|
|Other||FM radio, IP52 certification (drip protection)|
|Colour options||Pewter/Black, Pewter/White and Copper/Black|
According to communication sent this morning by HMD Global, the device will go for Kshs 11,000, a little less than its elderly sibling’s starting price of Kshs 15,000, at Safaricom shops countrywide as well as through other retailers. A third-party retailer, PriceinKenya, has the device priced at Kshs 12,500.
The Nokia 2 brings serious competition to similarly-priced devices from the likes of iTel, Infinix, Tecno, Gtel and others currently making waves in the local market.
Only the Pewter/Black and Pewter/White colour options will be made available.
The device will be available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants.