HMD Global confirmed a few days back that it’s going to be selling its devices through carriers in the United States as well. It has inked an agreement with Verizon for this purpose and the first device has quietly gone on sale now. The Nokia 2 V is not one of HMD’s more powerful devices, but it’s certainly a start.
There hasn’t been a Nokia-branded handset available on Verizon ever since the death of Lumia smartphones that were powered by Windows Phone. The iconic brand is making a return to Big Red but under new management and running a completely different platform. The Nokia 2 V is an Android device.
This is a low-end device with a price tag to match. It feature a 5.5 inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 425 processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. It also features an 8 megapixel rear an 5 megapixel front camera with a 4,000mAh battery. Given its low specs, this device is part of the Android Go program.
Verizon has now listed this device on its website quietly. It obviously doesn’t make sense to make a big deal about the lauch of a device like this. This is a prepaid device which means customers are going to have to buy it outright and at $69.99, it’s hardly going to be a problem for people looking for a phone in this price bracket.