Nokia 2 available in SA from today for less than R2 000

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Are you looking for a low cost handset? Good news for you then because the Nokia 2 lands in South Africa today.

The handset will be available exclusively through Vodacom at retailers nationwide, which might not sit well with most, but the handset does cost just R1 699.

For your money you get a 5inch display with a LTPS LCD HD display. Beneath that display sits a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset equipped with a quadcore CPU running at 1.3GHz and 1GB of RAM.

Those specifications are terribly low but then so is the price.

The good news is that you get LTE connectivity, Wifi, Bluetooth and an 8MP snapper at the back with a 5MP camera up front. All pretty standard features for a smartphone in 2017 but this one costs considerably less than most.

HMD Global (the custodians of the Nokia Mobile brand) are touting the Nokia 2’s battery life; Equipped with a 4 100mAh battery HMD Global says the Nokia 2 will last two days on a single charge.

Given the low specifications of the components, we’re inclined to believe HMD Global on this but we’ve requested a review unit so we’ll report back on that once we’d done our own tests. Something that does pique our interest is that the Nokia 2 will have support for Android Oreo (8.0) when that operating system rolls out to the masses.

For now though, the Nokia 2 looks like a nice little handset for a nice price, we just hope it performs well.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.