25 February 2019
UPDATE (February 21st, 2019):
HMD Global has finally made Nokia 2 Android Oreo update available for interested users. The update can be downloaded and installed but it is known to make the device relatively slower than what it performs on Android Nougat. This is because of the 1GB RAM on the phone. It means if you are okay with comprising on performance speed to get the new Android version and features, you can download the update. For this, you will have to send a request and wait for it to get approved. But if you are not, you can choose to stay on Android Nougat.
Original (February 11st, 2019)
The Android Oreo beta program for the Nokia 2 has ended which means it will soon receive the stable version. The entry-level smartphone launched in 2017 on Nougat with just 1GB RAM on board. It was deemed difficult to run the latest software so Nokia came up with an option that allows the users to run either Oreo and or the old Nougat for the faster user experience. Switching to Oreo could lose some UI snappiness so, it was suggested to take this as an option.
Now, the members of the beta program have received emails that the testing phase is done and the stable version is close to getting official. It’ll be a proper Android, not Android Go since switching to this platform isn’t possible.
We are yet to know when the official version will arrive at the devices. But, it’s at least clear that the update is around the corner.
71.3 x 143.5 x 9.3 mm
5 inches - 1280x720 px
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD LTPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display protection
- 1.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 212 Mobile Platform with Adreno 304 GPU
- 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS, upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Dual SIM
- 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED Flash
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Splash-proof (IP52)
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS / GLONASS
- 4100mAh battery