Nokia 2.1 with Android Go, Dual front facing speakers and 2-day battery life launched

Nokia 2.1 Launched

HMD Global just unveiled the Nokia 2.1 which is the refreshed version of their last year's budget Nokia 2 and this new 2nd generation Nokia 2.1 comes with many improvements over its predecessor. Nokia 2.1 runs on Android GO and is the second Nokia smartphone after the Nokia 1 running on the Google's lightweight OS tailored for low-end hardware. As it is an Android Go smartphone, Nokia 2.1 will receive faster OS updates.

Nokia 2.1 and Nokia Lumia 1320

The biggest changes come in the form of design and features. Nokia 2.1 is made out of Polycarbonate material and curves around the sides and the corners. This design of Nokia 2.1 reminds me of my Nokia Lumia 1320 which has a similar kind of design. Nokia 2.1 sports a bigger 5.5" HD 720p display, 8MP Auto Focus Rear camera and a 5MP Fixed Focus camera at the front. The device also comes with Dual Front-facing speakers that will offer Stereo sound output.

Nokia 2.1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor which increases its performance by over 50% compared to its older variant. Nokia 2.1 comes with 1GB RAM and 8G storage which is same as the 1st gen Nokia 2 and to keep things running for 2-days it comes with a huge 4000 mAh battery. Nokia 2.1 also comes with all necessary and important sensors like the Ambient Light sensor, Accelerometer and Proximity sensor improving the overall user experience which is again ignored by most manufacturers in the low-end smartphone market.

Nokia 2.1 Price and Release Date

Nokia 2.1 is expected to go on sale from July for a Global Average retail price of $115 and could be priced lower in markets like India.

Nokia 2.1 Specifications

OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (Android GO Edition)
Size: 153.7 x 77.7 x 9.35 mm
Network: LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
Display: 5.5" HD Display with Anti Fingerprint Coating on Glass
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Storage: 8GB Internal and expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD
Camera: 8 MP Auto Focus Rear Camera and 5 MP Fixed Focus front camera
Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
Audio: 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Dual Front facing speakers
Connectivity: WiFi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+Beidou
Battery: 4000 mAh
Colors: Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, and Grey/Silver
Price: $115

Nokia 2.1 360 Degree Video

Nokia 2.1 Official Promo Video

Here is the link to the official Nokia 2.1 Product Page.