Nokia 2 comes to UK with massive battery and an affordable price-tag

The entry-level member of HMD Global’s Android-powered Nokia revival is on its way to the UK. The Nokia 2, which launched in the US and India last November, will hit store shelves this month with an affordable £99 price-tag.

The Finnish OEM’s cheap-and-cheerful device will retail via Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco, Carphone Warehouse, and EE. HMD Global says the phone’s official launch is February 26th (via TechRadar), but Amazon’s listing currently says it will be released five days earlier on the 21st.

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Available in Black or White at launch, the 5-inch handset has a lot going for it despite its budget asking price.

First and foremost is the Nokia 2’s enormous 4,100 mAh battery which offers up to two days of juice on one charge.

As a general specs refresher, the Nokia 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor backed by 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage (expandable), and is kitted out with an 8 MP main camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera.

Out-of-the-box the Nokia 2 runs Android Nougat, but HMD Global has promised that it will soon be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo – that’s right, it’ll skip straight over vanilla Oreo and go straight to the latest version.

You can pre-order the Nokia 2 at Amazon via the button below. Be sure to check out our hands-on impressions here.

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