Nokia HMD 2.3 Launched

Nokia HMD 2.3 Launched : Finally HMD Global has launched it’s low budget smartphone Nokia 2.3 in India. This entry-level smartphone which was already born in Cairo in last week, has finally found it’s foot print in highly competitive Indian market. HMD Global has again ensured that the product is within the reach for budget users, although the profit margins are thin as compared to the prices of products from Xiaomi, Realme and Samsung. With a price tag of Rs. 8,199 in Indian market, We are pretty sure the Xiaomis and Realmes of the world will give tough fight as they are offering more at same price point. We also need to take an account of specifications which we feel are not worth the price.

Specifications

This smartphone from Finnish firm Nokia is a basic level smartphone with special mention of Android One compatibility. This phone comes with Android 9 Pie installed out of the box and Nokia has promised an Android 10 update sometime in mid of next year. Although we are not sure how much of this assurance can be considered as Nokia is not a great promise keeper like OnePlus and Xiaomi.

The screen seems good with a tear drop notch in the middle . This notch contains a 5MP front-facing camera. Underneath, there is a mediocre MediaTek Helio A22 chipset which interestingly is same we had in the previous version of this phone i.e. Nokia 2.2. Additionally the mobile comes with a 2 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of ROM. This will give enough fuel to discuss why Nokia is releasing a phone with 2GB of RAM in 2020. A micro SD card can be used to get additional memory upto 400 GB.

Nokia 2.3 comes with a primary shooter of 13MP on the back with works hand on with a 2MP depth sensor to get portrait effects and blur effects. The phone comes with a range of connectivity options like VoLTE, Dual 4G, Wi-Fi with 802.11 b/g//. The has got a dedicated phone which can quickly launch Google assistant.

Pricing

Cyan Green, Sand and Charcoal are the color options if you are interested in buy Nokia 2.3. With a price of Rs 8,199 Nokia is not offering anything special as the Nokia 2.2 was priced at 5,199. HMD Global confirmed that is buyers buy Nokia 2.3 before March 31, 2020, will qualify for one time phone replacement.

Additionally prepaid customers of Reliance Jio can get additional Advantages worth Rs.7,200 when they buy this phone. As soon as someone put a JIO sim in the phone, additional 2000 Rs. benefits will be credited to the account from JIO. Prepaid Plans of Rs.249 and Rs 349 can be recharged with these benefits. The phone is already available for sale through Nokia Shop Online and offline shops throughout the nation.

The Nokia 2.3 has a direct competition with the Redmi 8A which cost Rs 6,499 in India.