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Nokia 2.3 phone available in UK for £100

AI assisted camera selects ‘Recommended Shot’

by Andy Bassett

Nokia parent company HMD Global releases the Nokia 2.3 which features an AI based camera to help you get the best shot, a two day battery life and Android updates for two years.

Available from a range of UK outlets including Argos and Amazon, the Android 10 ready Nokia 2.3 hosts a range of features such as a 6.2-inch HD+ screen, 2GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage and will receive security patches for three years and OS updates for two years for an RRP of £99.99.

The AI-assisted main dual camera on the rear uses its 13MP / 2MP configuration to enable Portrait Mode which allows the background behind the main subject to be blurred giving the so-called ‘bokeh effect’, which adds a professional sheen to portrait shots. The effect can be adjusted in the editing process using Google Photos, so you don’t have to worry about getting it absolutely right at the time.

The camera also automatically captures alternate images before and after the shutter button is pressed and suggests the best one, using its new ‘Recommended Shot’ feature. And by combining advanced image fusion and exposure stacking, where numerous photos in various lighting settings are taken and blending together, detail is captured even in low light conditions.
The Nokia 2.3 uses AI-assisted Adaptive Battery technology which learns the user’s app habits and will adjust battery usage to suit, enabling up to two days of use between charges. The latest Android 10 features include a dark theme which also saves power and improves visibility while Google’s latest OS also provides security and enhanced privacy, once it has been updated.

Inspired by its Nordic design heritage, the Nokia 2.3 delivers looks and a robust finish which features a 3D nano-textured cover that sits securely in the hand, and a high-precision diecast aluminium chassis that makes the structure solid and rigid thus protecting all the components inside. Advanced structural engineering has made it possible to integrate the dual camera and flash into the rear of the phone without a camera bump.

There’s a dedicated Google Assistant Button and using voice commands to view upcoming calendar entries, commute times and other info can save time. The Nokia 2.3 also comes with biometric face recognition, allowing you to unlock your phone at a glance.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global commented, “Consumers world over have really appreciated the Nokia 2 family of products. The Nokia 2.3 is a step forward in our promise of offering you an experience that stays fresh longer – giving consumers access to two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates even in the affordable price tier.

"On top, it offers industry leading AI for this segment, large screen and our signature promise of two-day battery life – making it the ideal pick for those who rely on their smartphone as their primary screen.”

The Nokia 2.3 will be available in three colours, Charcoal, Cyan Green and Pink Sand, from 27th January at Argos, Amazon, Very and AO for £99.99. Availability will extend to Three, Tesco and Carphone Warehouse in March.

Do the Nokia 2.3’s affordable price point and range of features make this an attractive proposition, perhaps as a first phone for younger members of the family or as a handy back-up to your main device? Let us know what you think in the discussion thread.

Source: Press release
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