HMD Global, the Finnish company that calls itself the “new home for Nokia phones”, has announced its first two Nokia phones. The Finnish start-up company has launched Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM basic phones. The phones will be launched in India in the first quarter of 2017. Priced at $26 the two phones should cost less than Rs 2,000 in India.
The Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM, as the names suggest, are different only on the SIM part. Both the phones have a 2.4-inch QVGA screen with built-in FM radio and MP3 player.
Both the phones have VGA camera with flash and support 32GB storage using microSD card. The phones have 1020mAh battery, which the company claims can last up to 31 days on standby and offer 22 hours of talk time.
The phones come with games like Snake Xenzia and Nitro Racing demo by Gameloft2.
The company, led by former Nokia executives, earlier this month took over the Nokia basic phone business from Microsoft and has struck a licensing deal with Nokia Oyj to bring the brand back to the smartphone market next year.
The basic phone business currently makes most of its sales in India, elsewhere in Asia and eastern Europe.
Nokia was once the world’s dominant cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones. It sold all the handset activities to Microsoft in 2014 and is now focused on telecom network equipment.
Microsoft struggled to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung in smartphones and has largely quit the phones business.
Source by indiatoday…