HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the new Nokia 2.1 is now available to buy from Vodacom and MTN as well as leading retailers from R1,699.00, for the month of September, from today.
Delivering a massive 50% performance boost on its predecessor, the Nokia 2.1 combines a larger screen and dual front-front facing speakers with an incredible two-day battery life to give you everything you need for entertainment on the go. Nokia 2.1 comes with Android Oreo (Go edition), designed for smartphones with 1GB RAM or less, giving you a smooth Android experience, more storage out of the box and consuming less data.
Long lasting entertainment
Serving long-lasting entertainment needs for consumers who are always on the go, Nokia 2.1 comes with a 2-day battery life, a large 5.5″ HD screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers. The Nokia 2.1’s huge 4,000mAh battery now charges even faster so you can get back up and running even more quickly than before.
With its HD display 20% bigger than the original, you can enjoy high-definition videos on the go while the dual speakers with bespoke 3D formed stainless steel detail gives you an amazing stereo sound.
Quality and design, you expect from a Nokia phone
The upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 64-bit Mobile Platform gives fans the 50% faster and smoother performance they asked for with fast switching between apps. You can capture the action wherever you are with the Nokia 2.1’s 5MP front-facing selfie snapper or 8MP rear camera with auto focus.
Offering the quality and style you expect from a Nokia phone, Nokia 2.1’s sophisticated Nordic design and metallic accents guarantee that you will stand out from the crowd. Its sleek, rounded and ergonomically designed, inherently coloured polycarbonate back keeps your phone looking great even after long periods of use.
Shaun Durandt, General Manager, HMD Global, Southern Africa “Being able to rely on your smartphone from when you first wake up until you go to bed again is so important which is why the Nokia 2.1, with its two-day battery, has been one of the most welcomed devices in our portfolio. We always want to keep giving our fans more, so we’ve listened to their feedback and given them a faster processor, bigger screen and dual stereo speakers to enable an even better long-lasting experience to go with the great battery life.”
Pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo (Go edition)
Tailored to devices with 1GB RAM or less, Android Oreo (Go edition) comes with a new range of apps from Google designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimised to be smooth and fast, these include Google Go – a web search app, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice.
With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo (Go edition), you get 2x more available storage out of the box compared with Android Nougat. All Nokia smartphones come with no bloatware, skins, UI changes or unnecessary apps pre-loaded onto your phone, giving you a pure Android experience. Android Oreo (Go edition) offers a smooth and responsive experience, while making sure your device gets the latest security updates and features, including Google Play Protect, which continuously works to keep your device, data and apps safe.
Available in three colours – Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Grey/Silver, the Nokia 2.1 is available from 06 September 2018 and will be priced at a launch offer of R1 699 for the month of September.