Nokia 2.2 to be HMD Global’s most affordable Android Q smartphone yet

Nokia 2.2 budget smartphone launched in India, price starts at Rs 6,999

The smartphone packs a 3000mAh capacity battery and comes with 5W charging support.

Yesterday, HMD Global had hosted an event where it was officially unveiled the new budget smartphone - Nokia 2.2. However, both the 2GB and 3GB RAM variants of Nokia 2.2 will be available for just Rs 6,999 and Rs 7,999 under promotional pricing till June 30th.

The Nokia 2.2 will be up for pre-booking on Nokia website from June 6 to June 10. The smartphones are available on Flipkart and Nokia's online store. The bezels around the display are narrow but the chin is slightly thick.

This AI-loaded experience is pretty much what you'd get with Google's pure Android experience, which is exactly what this Android One phone offers. Its been a success story in well over two years of its re-emergence all thanks to its smartphone offerings which cuts across different price segments. You get full-fledged Android 9 Pie OS out-of-the-box, and not the toned-down version. It is also first in line for Android Q. Additional features include Google Lens and Adaptive Battery which understands your usage patterns and optimizes battery life. The primary competitor of the Nokia 2.2 is the Redmi 7 which also carries a similar price tag but offers some better hardware features.

In terms of performance, the Nokia 2.2 is equipped with a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC compared to the Snapdragon 425 on the Nokia 2.1.

"I think smartphone users in the country should use their phones a bit longer before buying new ones because there are no new innovative features in the current [replacement] period", he said. Or giving the 5 megapixel front camera some AI-powered (and presumably not too secure) face unlock biometrics. But there is no fingerprint sensor. Technically, the Nokia 3.1 A and Nokia 3.1 C are one and the same phone, the lone difference being the former will exclusively come to AT&T soon, with the latter model set for Cricket Wireless support only.

On the imaging front, the Nokia 2.2 has a solitary 13-megapixel camera at the back with an aperture of f/2.2 alongside a single LED flash. That means a 5.45-inch display with HD+ resolution, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP selfie camera, and a USB-C port. In the future, Nokia will also sell swappable Xpress-on covers for the smartphone.

The Nokia 2.2 comes in two memory and storage variants of 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB priced at ₹6,999 and ₹7,999 respectively.