Nokia announces ‘dumb’ feature phones
Is Nokia making a comeback? Will it play on the nostalgia of the masses? Does it plan to target Asian countries first?
We finally have answers to these questions, as HMD Global, the new owners of the brand name Nokia announced a new phone, the Nokia 150.
The Nokia 150 and 150 dual-SIM will launch globally in the January- March quarter. Interestingly, it is a Series 30+ device which looks almost the same as the Nokia 216 which was launched in September this year.
The Nokia 2016 was Microsoft’s last device. The new feature phones will come to India at a price less than Rs 2,000.
The new Nokia 150 has been priced at $26 and features a 2.4-inch screen and a VGA camera. The phone with its whopping 22 hours of battery life, reminds us of the times when the charge would last for a long long time.
The phone will be manufactured by Foxconn’s subsidiary FIH. It had acquired the Nokia feature phone department from Microsoft in May and for the business in IMEA, PAC and Europe’s distribution in 2017.