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#254296 5-Aug-2019 19:43
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HMD Global has announced the availability of the new Nokia 2.2 in New Zealand. This latest smartphone delivers sophisticated AI-powered low light imaging and the Google Assistant button at a budge 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 on a modern 5.71” screen with a discreet selfie-notch.


Shipping with Android 9 Pie, Nokia 2.2 is Android Q ready and will receive two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates, ensuring access to all the latest innovations from Android.


Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said “We believe that the latest and greatest innovations in the industry should be available for everyone. With the Nokia 2.2, we’ve brought the pinnacle of AI experiences to more people than ever before. And including features like biometric face unlock with liveliness detection adding extra security to your phone, AI imaging, Google Lens and Google Assistant at the press of a button, we aim to revolutionise the way our fans interact with the phone. Nokia 2.2 joins our Android One family, and like all Nokia smartphones, offers an experience that stays fresh longer. With two years of OS updates and three years of monthly security updates guaranteed, Nokia 2.2 is Android Q ready and will just keep getting better.”


The Nokia 2.2 smartphone 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. Google Photos’ AI-powered features can enhance photos by using special effects – ‘Colour Pop’ draws attention to your subject, ‘Colourise’ enables monochrome pictures to be turned into full colour and ‘Beautify’ enhances natural features in selfies.


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. 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 distortion-free 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 find out 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 enough for 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.


The Nokia 2.2 brings back personalised smartphone style with exchangeable Nokia Xpress-on covers. The covers use the same nano-texture coating technology, offering a premium glossy look in a range of vibrant colours. The Nokia Xpress-on covers can be easily interchanged in a matter of seconds and will be available in Pink Sand, Ice Blue and Forest Green**.


Nokia 2.2 brings the best of Google Assistant with a dedicated Google Assistant button at our lowest price point yet. Ask it questions, get directions, make calls and tell it to do things faster than ever before. One press gives you instant access to your Google Assistant and a long press lets you do in- depth requests and multiple tasks.


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 with 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 new Nokia 2.2 is available in Tungsten Black from Thursday 8 August, for NZ$ 199, exclusive to The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationary. The device also comes unlocked with a Free $5 Prepaid Sim from Spark.



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  #2290584 5-Aug-2019 22:11
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Impressive Android One for $199.

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  #2294549 12-Aug-2019 09:49

Excited about this phone since the 2.1 was so popular over the past year - and this one's running full-scale Android rather than Android go. 

The Xpress-On covers won't be available at launch though.


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  #2294619 12-Aug-2019 10:57
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Warehouse Stationery already has it on special at $169 (through Spark) until 25/08. This is the 2GB RAM / 16 GB Storage version. No mention of the 3GB/32GB version - wonder if it will be available in NZ.

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  #2294838 12-Aug-2019 15:03
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It seems 3/32 GB model is for India market only.

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  #2299340 14-Aug-2019 16:07

No plans to bring the 3/32GB here. Will stick with the 2/16GB variant. 

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