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Nokia 2 FCC report surfaces, complete with photos and dimensions

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The Nokia 2 has been frequenting the rumor mill for quite some time now. Crude drawingsrendersbenchmark leaks and even live photos – the budget handset has pretty much gone through the entire leakster agenda at this point. Still, there are a few pieces left in this particular HMD puzzle – even fewer now that the handset officially cleared the FCC.

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Nokia 2 FCC report

Naturally, the documents detailing the HMD Global TA-1029 offers a wide range of SAR values and radio test reports, of little practical use to end users. What we can get out of it all is that the Nokia 2 is certified under FDD-LTE 2600 (B 7) / 850 (B 5) MHz, TD-LTE 2600 (B 38) MHz, W-CDMA 1900 (II) / 900 (VIII) MHz, GSM 1900/850 MHz. So, LTE – check. We can also say for sure that the handset has a Bluetooth radio and its Wi-Fi is a 2.4 GHZ, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n one. No Dual band or a/c.

A simple antenna schematic also offers an idea of the phone’s dimensions. With a diagonal of 15.4cm the previously suggested display size of 4.5 or possibly 5 inches seems like the most probable option for the Nokia 2. Speaking of specs, we’re expecting 720p resolution and a pretty low-end Snapdragon 210/212 chipset, coupled with only 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The selfie cam should take 5MP photos, the rear cam should do 8MP (the video is bound to be 720p, it’s the best the chipset can do).

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Nokia 2 photos

Last, but not least, the FCC report also contains higher resolution and watermark-free copies of the exact same Nokia 2 photos that leaked a couple of days ago. So, we can at least be certain about the phone’s design. Seeing how HMD is wasting no time in the certificate and regulations department, we might just see the Nokia 2 debut alongside the company’s Nokia 8flagship on August 16.

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Nokia taking over Alcatel-Lucent

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After receiving approval to buy a controlling stake in Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia said it will move fast to integrate the company.

 

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Nokia has gained control of Alcatel-Lucent after its public exchange offer was approved by the French stock market authority.

The deal goes through on 7 January 2016, with Nokia expecting to hold 76.31% of the share capital, and at least 76.01% of the voting rights of Alcatel-Lucent.

“We will move quickly to combine the two companies and execute our integration plans. As of January 14, 2016, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will offer a combined end-to-end portfolio,” said Nokia.

Reuters reported that the acquisition will put Nokia in a stronger position to compete with Sweden’s Ericsson and China’s Huawei.

The market for telecoms network gear has shown limited growth and tough competition recently, which has put pressure on prices, stated Reuters.

Nokia 230 24K-gold-plating costs more than the phone, still worth it

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We understand the urge to have your flagship LG V10 gold-plated, and the gold bath adds an extra bit of flair to curved-body Samsung high-end models Galaxy S6 edge and Note5. But what about that Nokia 230 that you keep in your car’s glove box for backup, or use as a secondary phone for basic needs?

Now Vietnamese specialists in the field of luxury customization Karalux can have the 230 gold-plated in 24K yellow gold too, to match your smartphone attire. We’re only assuming that once you’re looking into gold-plating, you have a smartphone to boot, but even if the unassuming Nokia feature phone is your primary means of communication, at VND 1,500,000 ($67) the treatment is still a bargain.

That’s the price if you bring in your own Nokia 230, but for VND 2,800,000 ($125) the company will happily pull a ready gold-plated one off its store shelves. So in effect, the gold-plating costs more than the phone itself. But who’s to say that you can’t have some bling just because you refuse to be bothered with constant notifications and want a battery life longer than a day.

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