HMD Global's latest Nokia smartphone offers Android One at an aggressive price.
The Nokia 2.2 is now official, and it places a focus on low light photography. It uses an AI-powered low light image fusion feature that captures multiple photos and then uses algorithms to create a single image with more light and detail as well as less noise. The rear camera on the Nokia 2.2 is a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, and an LED flash.
Around front there's a 5MP camera that offers face unlock functionality and lives in a waterdrop notch at the top of the Nokia 2.2's display. That screen is a 5.71-inch HD+ panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Inside the Nokia 2.2 is a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor paired with 2GB/3GB of RAM and a 3000mAh battery. There are 16GB and 32GB versions of the Nokia 2.2, but each one comes with a microSD slot so that you can add up to 400GB of additional storage. A 3.5mm headphone jack adds FM radio functionality, there are single and dual SIM slot models, and there's a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side of the device.
One other physical feature of the Nokia 2.2 is its Xpress-on covers. These snap-on covers come in different colors and fit perfectly with your phone's body to help the Nokia 2.2 better fit your personality.
The Nokia 2.2 is an Android One phone that comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box. It's Android Q-ready, says HMD Global, and will receive three years of monthly security updates and two OS upgrades.
HMD Global says that the Nokia 2.2 will feature a global average retail price of €99 ($112 USD). That's a pretty aggressive price, and in addition to that price, HMD has added premium features like a display with slimmer bezels (save for that chin) and face unlock to make the Nokia 2.2 more attractive to smartphone shoppers on a budget. Plus, with three years of monthly security updates and two OS upgrades, Nokia 2.2 buyers don't have to worry about their software becoming quickly out-of-date like some other lower-cost smartphones.