In September, Nokia launched a few new smartphones that included the Nokia 8.3 5G, company’s first 5G phone, & also two budget offerings named Nokia 2.4 & 3.4. Today, the former launched in the Indian market at Rs 10,399. As the name suggests, it is the successor of Nokia 2.3 of last year. For the price, the 2.4 offers a bigger display but with the same 720p resolution, a better chip than the predecessor, a bigger battery & more. But while it is definitely a significant upgrade over the predecessor, this device is simply nowhere near the competition from brands such as Realme, Redmi, Micromax etc. in India.
NOKIA 2.4 – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
Speaking of the design, the phone inherits the design from its predecessor because there is the same display on the front with a waterdrop notch & the same dual-camera setup design on the back. One addition is the fingerprint scanner which was missing on the Nokia 2.3. It is a disappointment that the phone comes with a micro-USB port instead of a Type-C port.
The back panel has a textured finish that not only gives a better grip but also reduces the fingerprints. On the left side, Nokia 2.4 also has a dedicated button for the Google Assistant. Speaking of Google, it is an Android One device which means that not only you get a pure stock Android experience, but you are also getting 2 years of Android updates & 3 Years of Monthly security upgrades.
Coming to the specs now, the phone comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with 720p resolution & 20:9 aspect ratio. There is an octa-core Helio P22 chipset under the hood that is paired with 3GB RAM & 64GB storage. For memory expansion, there is a dedicated micro-SD card slot as well. The phone has a 4,500mAh battery & charges via the normal 5V/1A charger provided in the box. The dual-camera setup includes a primary 13 Megapixel camera paired with a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. On the front, there is a 5 Megapixel camera for selfies. There is Android 10 running out of the box & not 11.
NOKIA 2.4 – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Nokia 2.4 comes in three colors named Dusk, Charcoal, & Fjord. In India, the pice of the phone with 3GB RAM + 64GB storage is Rs 10,399. Currently, you can pre-order the device via the official website of Nokia & it will be available on the offline stores as well as on Flipkart & Amazon from December 4th.