Nokia 2.1 Specs and Price

HMD Global has unveiled the Nokia 2.1 as one of its three smartphones to be powered by the Android One & Android Go editions. The Nokia 2.1 arrives as an update to the last year released Nokia 2. This Nokia 2.1 falls into the Android Oreo (Go edition) category. For the most, we can tell you without a doubt that this device is a budget smartphone. Interestingly, it upholds decent features fit for its price tag.

Nokia 2.1 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels, 267PPI
  • Android 8.1 Oreo OS (Go edition)
  • Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 with 1GB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage with memory card support up to 128GB
  • 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 4,000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

Nokia 2.1

Design and Display

Truth be told, Nokia 2.1 has an interesting outlook. There are two stereo speakers sitting at the top and bottom which brings out a different class of the smartphone. Towards the back, the phone boasts of polycarbonate material that encapsulates its aluminium frame. A single camera alongside a LED flash takes up the central area in the top region at the back while the NOKIA logo falls underneath.

As much as 5.5 inches IPS screen is availed for viewing pleasure. This 5.5-inch IPS screen is blessed with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 267PPI density to grace its display. An unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass serves to shield the smartphone from shattering to pieces if it falls.

Battery and Camera

The most intriguing feature of this smartphone is the whooping 4,000mAh battery. This non-removable Li-Ion battery can give up to 19 hours of 3G talk time as well as 128 hours of music play time. Added to that, a fast charging 10W charger is also provided to boost the charging speed of the smartphone.

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Smart capturing of images is left in the hands of the primary 8MP camera and a LED flash. Its front camera features a 5MP sensor that captures decent selfies.

Hardware and Software

A 1GB RAM is available to smoothly run the Go apps on the device. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 is the sole chipset keeping the phone up and running. This chipset comes in with Quad-core CPU that clocks a speed of 1.4GHz. You’ll also be glad to know that the Adreno 308 GPU sees to the proper delivery of graphics on the phone.

The Android Oreo (Go edition) takes charge of the software features on the phone. About the storage of files, a mediocre 8GB RAM is present. Anyway, it can be upgraded to 32GB with the help of a microSD card.

Nokia 2.1 Price and Availability

The Nokia 2.1 is available in colours Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Grey/Silver. The smartphones costs within the range of 35,000 – 40,000 Naira in retail outlets depending on your location.

Nokia 2.1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Nokia 2.1:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (One Edition)
  • Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
  • GPU: Adreno 308
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Grey/Silver
  • Dimension: 153.6 x 77.6 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: 8MP camera, 720p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera, 480p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 129GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –
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Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: –

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: –
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: –
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 500mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: –

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