HMD's Nokia 2.3 has been announced for sale in the US. This low-end phone is just $129 but still manages to look like a respectable device.
HMD is basically the only company selling viable low-end devices in the US. Despite only asking a bit more than a Benjamin, this phone still comes with three years of monthly security updates and two years of major OS updates, which is more than some flagship smartphones. Also better than many flagship smartphones: it runs stock Android with no crapware. It also looks pretty good for a cheap phone, with a big 6.2-inch 1520×720 IPS LCD dominating the front of the device.
The SoC is a Mediatek Helio A22—a 12nm chip with four Cortex-A53 CPU cores running at 2GHz, with a PowerVR GPU. There's 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 4000mAh battery. For cameras, you get a 5MP front camera, and, new for this year, a dual camera setup in the back, with a 13MP main camera and a 2MP depth camera. There are some nice extras here, too, like a micro SD slot, a headphone jack, FM Radio support, and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side.