Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26 June 2019 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the new Nokia 2.2. This latest smartphone delivers sophisticated AI-powered low light imaging and dedicated access to Google Assistant at a truly attractive price. Nokia 2.2 is the first 2 series Nokia smartphone to be part of the Android One programme, offering users the latest full Android experience. Shipping with Android 9 Pie, Nokia 2.2 is will receive two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates, ensuring access to all the latest innovations from Android. The Nokia 2.2 will be available at all Nokia authorised dealers nationwide at a recommended retail price of RM399 starting on Friday, 28 June 2019.
Vijay Thangavelu, Country Manager (Malaysia and Myanmar), HMD Global, said:
“We believe that the latest and greatest innovations in the industry should be available for everyone. This includes the best Android experience even for entry-level smartphones. The Nokia 2.2 will provide users exactly that. It brings the pinnacle of AI experience such as the sophisticated low light image fusion and Google Lens to more users than ever. We are glad that the Nokia 2.2 is the first of its series to join the Android One family, extending the lifespan of an average smartphone, keeping your device fresh with regular security updates. Nokia 2.2 is also future-proofed as it is Android Q ready and we are thrilled to see Android’s next wave of innovation.”
AI-powered low light imaging, and tech that lets you get ahead in life
Bringing sophisticated AI powered low light image fusion at this price point, Nokia 2.2 can take detailed photos even in trickier low light conditions. The camera snaps multiple images simultaneously and through advanced algorithms creates a single image with more light, greater detail and less noise. HDR photography captures vivid colours with greater dynamic range in every shot. Make your photos stand out with Google Photos’ AI-powered features – ‘Colour Pop’ draws attention to your subject, ‘Colourise’ enables monochrome pictures to be turned into full colour and ‘Beautify’ enhances natural features for the ultimate selfie.
In addition, fans get access to the latest tech trends with ‘face unlock’ and Google Lens. Nokia 2.2 comes with a biometric face-unlock feature, enabling you to unlock your phone effortlessly, being one of the few smartphones bringing this feature in its segment. And unlike other handsets at this price point, the advanced AI driven face-unlock uses deep learning algorithms and liveliness detection for an accurate and spoof-proof experience. Google Lens lets you search what you see so when you see a product you like, simply point the camera lens at it to know how you can buy it or point the lens at an album artwork to discover new music to stream via music services such as Spotify.
Nokia 2.2 also offers the latest trends in screen design, featuring an edge-to-edge display with a modern discreet selfie-notch, maximising screen surface while maintaining a pocketable size factor. The 5.71” HD+ display offers a large screen, while still ensuring the Nokia 2.2 is compact for a single-handed use. The display, equipped with 400nits brightness, allows for a more vivid viewing experience. All this comes powered by the quad core MediaTek A22 CPU chipset, which is designed to deliver battery optimisation, so your phone charge lasts you up to an entire day.
Fast access to the Google Assistant with dedicated button
Nokia 2.2 brings the best of Google Assistant with a dedicated Google Assistant button at our lowest price point yet. Ask your Google Assistant questions, get directions, make calls and tell it to do things faster than ever before. One press gives you instant access to Google Assistant and a long press lets you do in-depth requests and multiple tasks.
Nokia phones keep getting better
Nokia 2.2 is the first 2 series Nokia smartphone to be a part of the Android One family. With a proven track record of offering the latest Android and Google experience, Nokia 2.2 is also Android Q ready.
Running Android 9 Pie out of the box, Nokia 2.2 offers access to new digital wellbeing tools including a dashboard, app timer, Wind Down mode and the improved Do Not Disturb. The smartphone helps you monitor device usage and turn off all visual interruptions letting you disconnect when you want to. Other features like Slices and App Actions anticipate your next move, delivering app integration and shortcuts that help you accomplish your next task faster and easier than ever before. Furthermore, Adaptive Battery limits battery usage from apps you don’t use often.
The Nokia 2.2 joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, which means it delivers the latest version of Android innovations and software experiences. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer great storage and battery life right out of the box and come with three years of monthly security updates and two OS upgrades guaranteed. As will all Nokia smartphones, Nokia 2.2 has no additional bloatware, skins or UI changes and hidden processes eating up your battery life or filling your storage.
The Nokia 2.2 is available in ‘Steel’ and ‘Tungsten Black’ at a recommended retail price of RM399 for the 2/16GB storage variant beginning 28 June 2019.