Expanding its entry-level range of Android smartphones, Nokia has announced the launch of a brand new smartphone called the Nokia 2.3. The new phone is yet to officially make it to India, but chances are high that we would see the official India launch happen in the next few weeks. The phone seems to be an update to the Nokia 2.2, which was announced back in June 2019 – not too long ago. Like most other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia 2.3 is also part of the Android One platform.
Let’s quickly delve into the features of this phone.
Nokia 2.3 Specifications, features
The Nokia 2.3 uses the same processor that the company used on the Nokia 2.2 — the entry-level MediaTek Helio A22 SoC. This is a basic chipset that gets a quad-core CPU with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2 GHz. The graphics are handled by the PowerVR GE6320 GPU that clocks up to 650 MHz. The design language is pretty similar to what we saw on the Nokia 2.2. The phone gets a large 6.2-inch HD+ LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio. There is a prominent notch at the front for the front-facing camera. Adding some oomph to the design is a 3D nano textured back panel with a ribbed pattern that provides additional grip. The Nokia 2.3 gets 32GB of internal storage and comes with 2GB of RAM as well. The dual-SIM handset also features several connectivity options that include Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 5.0, micro USB, FM radio, and headphone jack.
The Nokia 2.3 gets a dual-camera setup at the rear that consists of a primary 13-megapixel sensor mated to an f/2.2 lens and a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, the phone gets a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 lens. The phone also supports the face unlock feature using this front-facing camera. The phone gets a decent-sized 4,000mAh battery that Nokia claims is more than capable of powering the phone for over two days. On the flip side, the phone only ships with a 5W charger, which means it would take ages for a 0-100 charge.
The Nokia 2.3 runs a stock version of Android 9 Pie with very few customizations. The phone is part of the Android One program, and Nokia assures two years of Android updates and up to 3 years of monthly security updates for the phone. This essentially means you could use the phone without issues until 2022. That being said, it remains to be seen if Nokia actually delivers on this regular update promise.
Nokia 2.3 expected price, color variants
Nokia is yet to reveal the Indian pricing for the Nokia 2.3 officially. Internationally, the phone will be sold for 105 Euros, which roughly translates to INR 8,300. If the phone launches for this price in India, it is bound to fail because it will compete with the likes of the Redmi 8 and the Realme 5, both of which are available for around the same price. The Nokia 2.3 will come in three color options Cyan Green, Sand, and Charcoal.