Nokia's brand licensee HMD Global launched a new budget smartphone, the Nokia 2.2, on Thursday at an event in New Delhi. The Nokia 2.2 starts at an introductory price of ₹6,999. Nokia held two launch events for the smartphone—one in India and one in Italy.
Pricing and offers
The Nokia 2.2 comes in two memory and storage variants of 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB priced at ₹6,999 and ₹7,999 respectively. The smartphones would be available at these introductory prices till 30 June after which they would be available for ₹7,699 and ₹8,699 respectively. Consumers can pre-book between 6 June and 10 June. The smartphones are available on Flipkart and Nokia's online store.
Reliance Jio subscribers will get an instant cashback of ₹2,200 along with 100 GB of additional data. Cashback and additional data offers would be applicable on recharges of ₹198 and ₹299. Instant cashback of INR 2,200 will be credited in the form of 44 discount coupons of ₹50 each.
The Nokia 2.2 is lit by a 5.7-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The display has a U-shaped cutout to accommodate the front facing camera. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 processor with four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2GHz. As mentioned before, it comes in two variants with 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage configurations.
In terms of optics, the smartphone boasts a lonesome 13MP camera at the back with f/2.2 aperture paired with a single LED flash. At the front, underneath the U-shaped notch cutout, sits a 5MP selfie clicker.
The smartphone is backed by 3,000mAh battery and runs the latest version of Android Pie under the Android One programme. Nokia is emphasising on the fact that smartphone is Android Q ready and would receive the update for it as soon as it starts rolling out later this year.
Other features of the smartphone include a dedicated Google Assistant button and face unlock.