HMD Global has announced Android Pie for a slew of their smartphones with the latest one being Nokia 3.1 Plus. Even though Nokia 8 Sirocco received the Android Pie a bit late, it was still part of this lineup. However, Nokia 2 was not part of the Android Pie listing. In fact, it has only been updated till Android 7.0 Nougat. It was only today, that Juho Sarvikas, Chief Production Officer of HMD Global tweeted that it will receive Android 8.1 Oreo soon. In a range of tweets, today, he confirmed that the Nokia 2 is going to be updated to this Android version.
However, there is one repercussion. As Android 8.1 Oreo requires more from the system compared to Android Nougat, the UI performance is going to be compromised. Juho Sarvikas recommended that those who want a better UI performance should stay on Android Nougat. For the rest, the company will make the Android 8.1 Oreo available via a webpage soon enough. To recall, the Nokia 2 was launched in 2017 with Android Nougat out-of-the-box. It is one of the HMD Global’s budget segment phones that costs Rs 6,150.
The device sports 5-inch 720×1,280 resolution display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. It comes with a single RAM variant, that is 1GB that brings an internal storage of 8MP. This memory is expandable via a microSD card up to 128GB. The primary camera comprises of an 8MP sensor and the secondary camera has a 5MP sensor. Being a budget segment phone, the Nokia 2 packs a large battery of 4,100mAh. Connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, FM Radio and microUSB 2.0. The smartphone measures 143.5×71.3×9.3 and weighs 161 grams.
The Nokia 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8909v2 Snapdragon 212 SoC. The handset comes in three colour options—black, white, copper-black. It has only three sensors, that is, an accelerometer, proximity and compass.