Recently HMD Global has released its latest budget Android One smartphone in the form of Nokia 2.3 on 5th December at an event in Cairo. Given that Nokia launched a few devices, one of them is the successor to last year’s Nokia 2.2 which has received some bumps and add-on features over its predecessor and it is dubbed as Nokia 2.3.
With that being said, no doubt people will be looking up for information on Nokia 2.3 budget smartphone. Based on the launch, it is clear that the phone supports a much larger 6.2-inch IPS LCD panel with a 271 PPI and a resolution of 720×1520 pixels. Appearance-wise, the phone has a waterdrop-shaped notch at the front that houses its front 5MP sensor. The bezels are a being odd-sized while the chin is considerably huge which is common given the price point the Finish brand is selling the phone at.
Nokia 2.3 specification sheet includes a 4,000 mAh battery that might last two days according to Nokia. Moreover, it will surely last more than a day on moderate or slightly higher usage. On the other hand, light and moderate usage could extend it to two days as said. The phone lacks a USB Type-C port or even fast charging which means you will have to rely on a micro-USB port with a max 5W charging speed. Again, this is just one of the features of a budget smartphone which does make sense.
Intriguing as it may sound, Nokia 2.3 features the same chipset as its predecessor i.e. MediaTek Helio A22 12nm chipset paired along with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The only difference would be a single 2GB RAM variant instead of 2GB and 3GB available on Nokia 2.2. The device has a 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 400GB which is again similar to its predecessor.
One of the best things about Nokia 2.3 is that it is an Android One device. Although it will arrive with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and we don’t know why the phone will still have two years of cover on getting major Android OS updates along with monthly security updates for three years. Nokia is rolling out Android 10 across all the eligible devices and Nokia 2.3 is expected to get its first major update in coming months although there is no specific time frame available at this moment.
Apart from that, the phone has a Nano-textured back with the vertical ribbed pattern that gives it an added grip. The phone has a dual-camera setup instead of a single bearing 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor that would enable you to click photos in portrait mode.
Since Nokia 2.3 is a budget smartphone, it will surely have some backlogs and compromises since that helped Nokia bring down the price to a mere $120. Similarly, Nokia 2.3 price in India is roughly around INR 8,600/- for its 3GB+32GB variant. The phone will be up for sale starting mid-December in some markets while American customers will have to wait for a few months to get it.