The Nokia 2.1 smartphone will be available in the UAE in early August, following the launch of the Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 last month, HMD Global – the Finnish firm that is licensing the Nokia brand- announced on Monday.
The new device – the successor to the Nokia 2 launched last year – comes with a 5.5-inch HD screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers with 3D formed stainless steel.
Offering a polycarbonate back, the Nokia 2.1 features a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera with auto focus.
The smartphone, running on the Android Oreo (Go edition) with 1GB RAM, offers access to the latest Google services such as the Google Assistant.
Its 4,000mAh battery will offer a two-day use, and its upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 64-bit processor is expected to facilitate faster and smoother performance.
The new Nokia 2.1 will come in three metallic colours: blue/copper, blue/silver and grey/silver and will be available starting August 8 at a price of Dhs389.
In June, HMD announced the launch of the Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 in the UAE, with the 5.1 priced at Dhs689 (for 2GB RAM and 16GB storage) and the 3.1 priced at Dhs519 (2GB RAM/ 16GB)and Dhs619 (3GB/32GB) respectively.
HMD officially launched its first round of devices in the Gulf in June last year including a new feature phone version of the classic Nokia 3310.
Nokia’s re-emergence in the GCC region comes during a period of declining mobile shipments linked to reduced consumer spending and reforms in key markets including Saudi Arabia.
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