Nokia’s first ultra-affordable Android smartphone, the Nokia 2 is now up for pre-order in the US. After having debuted in India, and going on sale in S.Africa this week, US citizens can buy it for $99. If you are one of those who plan to buy one, you can pre-order from Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy.
It is worth mentioning here that, while very cheap, the Nokia 2 works on GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile only. The handset can be bought in White, Copper, and Black colours shades.
Now Just $99 will get you a relatively premium build polycarbonate surrounded by an aluminium frame. That metal frame encases a 5-inch HD display. Inside that chassis, you’ll get a basic Snapdragon 212 SoC coupled with a lowly 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB storage. But, we don’t think there is much to complain about with that $99 price tag.
Where the Nokia 2 shines is the battery department. It packs in a 4,100 mAh battery which can last 2 days of moderate usage. If you’re thinking of a backup phone, this might just fit the bill very well.