Nokia 2.2 arrives. A smartphone for the less techy.

We can’t find a way to buy it just yet, but the Nokia website now has the Nokia 2.2 online and is set to cost just €99.

The headline features of this one are the AI helpers and the sheer fact that it’s cheap. It’s not quite as cheap as the Nokia 1 Plus we took at here, but it’s still cheap.

This one gets a better camera setup (13 megapixel and better low-light shots from the rear shooter) and face unlock via a 5 megapixel camera. It also gets more RAM, with two versions – a 2GB RAM version with 16GB storage plus a 3GB RAM version with 32GB storage. Presumably the latter is a tad more expensive.

Here are some photos taken with the camera..

Both run Android 9 Pie on a MediaTek quad-core A53 CPU (2GHz). It has a 5.71″ HD+ screen with a notch and a 19:9 ratio.

Like the with Nokia 1 Plus, there’s no NFC and it still uses microUSB charging. It also has only 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2.

Other specs include a 3.5mm audio port, an FM radio, 3000 mAh battery and Google Assistant one one button push.

Here’s a look at it in action..

Despite the whole “Microsoft” thing, HMD Global seem to be making good use of the Nokia brand. These are budget, entry-level phones from a brand-name which is still pretty strong. These are, though, very, very entry-level.

The Nokia 2.2 is the first 2 series Nokia smartphone to be part of the Android One programme, and they’re committing to Android Q plus two years of OS upgrades with three years of monthly security updates.

The AI tech inside lets you shoot multiple images simultaneously to create a single image with more light, greater detail and less noise. It’s got HDR plus “Colour Pop”, “Colourise” and “Beautify”.

The brand is also bring back those personalised Xpress-on covers. It’s going to be available in Steel and Tungsten Black.