After launching mid-range and flagship devices, HMD Global-owned Nokia is gearing up to launch a new phone in the budget segment. The smartphone, dubbed as Nokia 2 is expected to be priced at $99, making it cheaper than the Nokia 3 which has been priced around $150.

The Nokia 3 is available in India at Rs. 9,499, and the Nokia 2 may be launched around Rs. 6,499. The device is aimed at first time smartphone buyers and with decent specifications for a sub-$100 device. It is expected to be first launched in the US in Black and White color options.

Nokia 2 expected specifications

The Nokia 2 is expected to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with an assured update to Android 8.0 Oreo. It is reported to feature a 5-inch HD display and come with on-screen navigation , unlike other Nokia devices that were launched with capacitive touch .

In terms of performance, the Nokia 2 is expected to be powered a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor clubbed with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion . The device is expected to come with an 8MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera.

The Nokia 2 was recently listed on US online retailer B&H, with the TA-1035 which is the same that was spotted on a FCC listing. The online retailer had priced the device at $99 but the listing has been removed now.

Being a budget device, the Nokia 2 will not come with a fingerprint sensor. It will come with dual SIM support and a huge 4,000mAh battery. The battery along with Snapdragon 212 processor should give the device a decent battery life.

Apart from the Nokia 2, the company is also working on the Nokia 9, that is expected to come with an 18:9 display, Snapdragon 835 processor and dual Zeiss lenses on the front and back. While the Nokia 2 is expected to be launched in November, the Nokia 9 may arrive in January 2018.

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