Nokia 2, the entry-level Android smartphone from HMD Global, will be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo directly. The Finnish smartphone maker has confirmed that Nokia 2 will jump directly to Oreo and bring new performance improvements.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, confirmed about Nokia 2 moving directly to Oreo in reply to a user query on Twitter. Sarvikas also added that Android 8.1 Oreo update for Nokia 2 will bring memory management features specific to Android Go edition. “Nokia 2 performance will only get better over time,” he said in his tweet.
Last few months have been about HMD Global pushing out Android Oreo update for its smartphone lineup. The company released stable version of Android Oreo update for Nokia 8 and then released Oreo beta for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 as well. It recently confirmed that Nokia 3 will skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat and jump directly to Oreo.
It now seems that the company adopting similar approach with its budget Nokia 2 as well. The smartphone was launched in late October as HMD Global’s first smartphone aimed at budget conscious customers. The smartphone features a 5-inch 720p display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset.
Nokia 2 comes with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and supports expandable storage up to 128GB via SD card slot. The smartphone gets an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash and there is also a 5-megapixel secondary camera for selfies. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G LTE.
The Nokia 2 features an aluminum frame and a plastic back and it runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone comes with a beefy 4,100mAh battery. The smartphone is priced at Rs 6,999 and it competes against Xiaomi Redmi 5A.
HMD Global is rumored to launch Nokia 1 based on Android Oreo Go Edition in March. The company is also expected to launch its second flagship Nokia 9 alongside Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone in January.