HMD's budget Nokia 2.3 is now available for pre-order in the US

Humza

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The Nokia 2.3 packs several hardware upgrades over its predecessor, including a bigger 6.2-inch 1570 x 720 display and a more capacious 4,000 mAh battery (now non-removable), resulting in a slightly larger footprint.

The dual-camera setup consists of a 13MP main camera and a 2MP depth camera, while the remaining specs are mostly unchanged from the previous model. These include the 5MP front camera that's also used for biometric unlock (no fingerprint reader), the same MediaTek Helio A22 chip, the 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.

It also carries over the old micro USB 2.0 port for charging and data transfer, along with the 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card slot, FM radio and the dedicated physical button for activating Google Assistant.

On the software side, HMD guarantees two years of major OS updates and three years of monthly security updates for the Android One phone (based on 9 Pie). A planned Android 10 update will "give fans access to dark theme to save on power usage and improve visibility, as well as enhanced privacy and more," notes the press release.

Released globally over a month ago, the phone is now available for pre-order at Best Buy in the US, with Amazon starting next week. It will also be available on shelves at select Best Buy locations and begin shipping "very soon," according to the company.

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Kazkas

TS Rookie
Damn you manufactures, I need a secondary Android budget phone which would fit every pocket - 12-13cm tall (~5" screen). Why are you always increasing size? Perhaps that's ok for flagmans, but not for budgets!
 

Uncle Al

TS Evangelist
Oh, me thinks you misunderstand. The budgets is for us older folks with bad eyesight and limited cash, so those bigger phones are a BIG selling point! LOL
 

amghwk

TS Guru
Sad to see the once mighty Nokia with the phenomenal 3310 and other breakthrough models now reduced to a "budget" producer.