Jul 28, 2017

Alleged entry-level Nokia 2 with 1GB RAM surfaces on Geekbench

Nokia's upcoming budget-friendly smartphone, the Nokia 2, surfaces on Geekbench showcasing the low-tier device's offering of 1GB RAM and Qualcomm quad-core processor.

HMD Global seems to be quite successful in making the resurrection of the year by bringing back the Nokia brand in the global smartphone market. It is worth mentioning that the Finnish company has already launched four devices, namely the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and the revamped version of the iconic Nokia 3310. Currently, all of the Android-powered smartphones that the tech firm launched falls into the mid-range category. However, Nokia was reported to be working on a high-end offering, the Nokia 8, and an entry-level device, the Nokia 2, to ensure that it has its handsets available at every price range.

Recently, a mysterious smartphone with entry-level specs, codenamed as the Unknown Heart, surfaced on the benchmarking site Geekbench, revealing some of its key specs. Some think that its Nokia's ultra-budget phone, the Nokia 2, itself. Although we still haven't received any confirmation from the company itself, we might as well keep an open mind and treat this as an educated guess.

As per the Geekbench listing, the alleged Nokia 2 comes with an unspecified Qualcomm quad-core processor clocked at 1.27GHz, which might either be a Snapdragon 210 chipset or a Snapdragon 212 SoC. RAM is 1GB whereas there's no mention regarding its internal storage, though 8GB storage is a good guess. Being an entry-level handset, it only scored 422 points in the single-core test and reached 1146 points in the multi-core test.

Other rumors suggest that the Nokia 2 will sport a 5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Also, it is said to come with on-screen navigation keys, no fingerprint scanner, and a slightly smaller build compared to the Nokia 3. Pricing wise, the Nokia 2 is assumed to cost around EUR 100 (around PHP 6k) which is in between the prices of Nokia 3310 and Nokia 3, which is EUR 50 (around PHP 2,958) and EUR 150 (around PHP 8,876) respectively.

After seeing a slight preview of what the Nokia 2 might be offering, we can't help but feel like Nokia can do better in terms of specs. There's no doubt that Nokia might face a hard time conquering the Philippine market with the Nokia 2 since there are more competitive models available at the same price range. But since the information is just a benchmark test, we still can't close our doors to chances that Nokia might incorporate a totally different specs at the end.

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