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Nokia Releases New Low-End Android Handset

Nokia is realeasing a new low-cost handset in line with its announcement earlier this year to transition all its devices to the Android One and Android Go platforms.

The Nokia 2.1, which builds on the Nokia 1 as an HMD Android Go handset, comes with an improved Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and  Android Oreo (Go Edition) operating system which is “guaranteed to make switching apps faster and smoother”, the company said.

The Nokia 2.1 will be available for $199RRP at Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi from 4 September in Blue/Copper, and $149 on Telstra Prepaid (SIM-locked to Telstra).

The Nokia 2.1 comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage with SD card support. The HD (1280 x 720P) LCD display is 5.5 inch, an increase on the previous version.

The phone has a 16:9 aspect ratio, with a single rear camera of 8MP and a 5MP front facing camera. The 4,000 mAh battery promises two-day battery life with faster charging than the previous model.

Commenting on the release, Nokia Acting Country Manager ANZ James Robinson said, “we’ve listened to feedback from our customers and given them a faster processor, bigger screen and dual stereo speakers for an even bigger, long-lasting experience to go with the great battery life.”

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