Announced back in June for international markets, the Nokia 2.2 is now available for US customers. And it actually looks pretty good for a $140 phone, offering premium features like a teardrop notch display, face unlock camera, and a dedicated Google Assistant button at a very wallet-friendly price point.
There’s still a decent-sized chin on the 2.2, so don’t expect a perfectly seamless front of the device, but for $140, it does look pretty impressive. That display is a 5.71-inch HD+ display, and embedded in it is the front-facing camera, which also supports a face-unlocking feature (although it looks less sophisticated than IR-based methods used by more expensive phones).
The biggest catch is probably the specs, specifically the processor: it’s powered by a MediaTek A22 chip, which isn’t exactly the fastest option around, but you get what you pay for here. Rounding things out is 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage — not the best, but hopefully enough.
The Nokia 2.2 runs Android 9 Pie, and is part of Google’s Android One program, which guarantees two years of OS upgrades (an Android Q update is already promised). It’s available today for $139 from Amazon and Best Buy.