Aug 10, 2017

Nokia 2 passes FCC Certification, Pictures Inside

Nokia's budget Nokia 2 has just been certified by the FCC, hinting that it is ready to launch.

The Nokia 2 is HMD Global's entry-level smartphone designed to bring the Nokia brand back to the mainstream. While a lot of people are already seeing the benefits of the Nokia 3310 (2017) feature phone, those who want something a little more modern without breaking the bank are still eagerly awaiting the Nokia 2. Well, the wait is almost over as the Nokia 2 has officially passed the FCC certification.

With FCC certification, there's no doubt that the Nokia 2 is nearing an imminent launch. The listing found on the FCC gives us even more information on this upcoming device, and even has pictures and the phone dimensions to go with the listing.

The listing, which has the Nokia 2 listed as the Nokia TA-1029, has the usual gamut of wireless radio specifications and test values. Here, we can see that the Nokia 2 is certified for WCDMA Band II, WCDMA Band V, and LTE FDD Band 5, 7 and 38. The phone is completely compatible with today's LTE networks, along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

The LTE/WCDMA antenna carrying the signal for the phone is found at the bottom portion of the phone, while the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna is at the upper right corner. The diagram shown also gives us the phones dimensions: 134mm tall by 47mm wide, with a 154mm diagonal. A 154mm diagonal is just a tad above 6-inches, so the actual display will probably be 4.5-inches. It's allegedly going to be a 720 HD display. The device supposedly will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. The battery expected to come in at 2,400mAh.

The specifications look a tad on the weak side, considering that rivals have flooded this segment with devices that have a more advanced chipset and more RAM and internal storage to boot. The Nokia 2 is believed to hit the streets at a retail price of USD 120, or around PHP 6,100. Nokia will launch its flagship Nokia 8 on August 16, and the Nokia 2 is also expected to be announced at this time.

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