HMD Global has officially launched it latest smartphone via Nokia 2.3 in Cairo on Thursday. The smartphone is being hyped as a camera and entertainment-focused budget smartphone. It is coupled with Android 9.0 and Android 10 ready. Nokia 2.3 Features a dedicated Google Assistant button, a dual rear camera setup, a large display, and a ‘two-day battery life’ as claimed by the company.
The Nokia 2.3 is pocket friendly when compared to the smartphones with the same specifications. And was launched only in one variant with different colours.
Display: 6.20-inch (720x1520) Processor: MediaTek Helio A22 Front Camera: 5MP Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP RAM: 2GB Storage: 32GB Battery Capacity: 4000mAh OS: Android 9 Pie Release Date: 5th December 2019
Design & Display
The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone features a 6.2-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) in-cell display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Nokia 2.3 bears a durable polymer body with 3D nano texture for better grip.
Hardware & Software
Nokia 2.3 comes with Android 9.0 Pie (Android 10 ready) and was powered by a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. The internal memory is 32GB with expandable microSD card storage slot — up to 400GB. The smartphone is coupled with a 4,000mAh battery, accompanied by a 5W charger.
Nokia 2.3 Camera
It bears a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture, paired with a 2-megapixel depth sensor that powers the Portrait Mode and multiple bokeh effects. The company claims a Recommended Shot feature that takes 15 images before and after shutter press, and then selects the best shot. There’s a rear LED flash setup module.
On the front is a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture.
Sensors & Connectivity
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB (v2.0), and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Nokia 2.3 Specifications
Release date: 5th December 2019
Form factor: Touchscreen
Body type: Plastic
Dimensions (mm): 157.69 x 75.41 x 8.68
Weight (g): 183.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 4000
Removable battery: No
Colours: Charcoal, Cyan Green, Sand
Screen size (inches): 6.20
Resolution: 720×1520 pixels
Aspect ratio: 19:9
Processor: 2GHz quad-core (4x2GHz)
Processor make: MediaTek Helio A22
Internal storage: 32GB
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB): 400
Rear camera: 13-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel
Rear flash: LED
Front camera: 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Operating system: Android 9 Pie
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.00
USB OTG: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Nokia 2.3 price, Availability
Nokia 2.3 price at EUR 109 (roughly N43,000), while in Egypt, it has been priced at EGP 1,799 (approximately N40,000). The smartphone will start shipping in markets from mid-December.