HMD Global has launched a new Android One powered budget smartphone, the Nokia 2.2. The company is touting it to be ‘world’s most affordable Android One smartphone.’ HMD Global was expected to hold a launch event in India today for unveiling two or three new smartphones, but for some reason, it did not happen. Now, we have received information stating that Nokia 2.2 has been launched in India.
Nokia 2.2 Price in India, Availability, Jio Offer
The Nokia 2.2 price in India starts at INR 6,999 for the 2GB RAM+16GB Storage variant and INR 7,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB Storage model. It will be up for grabs in Tungsten Black and Steel color options. This pricing is just for a limited period until June 30, 2019. After passing the limited period, the 2GB RAM variant will retail at INR 7,699 while the 3GB RAM variant would be available at INR 8,699.
In addition to the color variants, HMD Global will also be launching Xpress-on covers for the Nokia 2.2 in Pink Sand, Forest Green, and Ice Blue color options. Concerning availability, the phone will hit the sale shelves on June 11, 2019, in India. Interested buyers can also opt for pre-booking starting today on Nokia’s e-store. On June 11, it will be available for open sale at Flipkart, Nokia e-store, and other major retail outlets across the country.
As a part of the introductory offer, Jio users who purchase the Nokia 2.2 will be eligible for an instant cashback of INR 2,200 clubbed with 100GB of additional data. It will be valid for use on INR 198 and INR 299 recharges. The cashback will be made available as 44 discount vouchers of INR 50 each.
Nokia 2.2 With MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, Android One
The Nokia 2.2 has been launched globally by HMD Global today. The smartphone is the successor to the last year’s Nokia 2.1 smartphone. It is more of an incremental upgrade over the previous version. The Nokia 2.2 comes with a 5.71-inch display at 720×1520 pixels resolution surrounded by small bezels and a waterdrop notch on top that houses the selfie shooter.
It is an Android One smartphone based on Android 9 Pie and is already touted for getting the next big upgrade i.e., Android Q. The phone also boasts a dedicated Google Assistant button, just like the other recently launched Nokia phones. Other software features include Digital Wellbeing with Dashboard, App Timers, Wind Down, and the enhanced Do Not Disturb.
Under the hood, a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor powers the Nokia 2.2 with up to 3GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage. For optics, the Nokia 2.2 sports a 13MP rear camera with an LED flash and a 5MP selfie camera on the front with Face Unlock functionality. Both rear and front cameras are geared with AI support including Nokia’s proprietary low-light fusion technology enabling better output for low-light shots. The rear camera also has Google Lens support. A 3,000mAh battery backs the phone.
At its price, the Nokia 2.2 will be facing competition from the existing smartphones like the Realme C2 and ASUS Zenfone Max M1 (review). What’s your take on the Nokia 2.2? Do you think it will be able to make it through the competition in the Indian smartphone market? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.