Nokia Unveils Nokia 106 & Nokia 230 Feature Phones
Smartphones might have taken over the world, but the need for simple feature phones still exists. Nokia is definitely is one of the first companies that come to our mind when we think of feature phones. Additionally, this is the segment where Nokia still reigns. Recently, the company has unveiled refreshed versions of two of their classic phones, the Nokia 106 & Nokia 230. The Nokia 106 has received several improvements whereas the Nokia 230 gets two new colors.
The news Nokia 106 gets a completely new design and the company has also bumped the storage of the phones. The Nokia 106 has a non-symmetrical top-heavy design, small display, and a rubberised alphanumeric keypad. The phone weighs only 70 grams and measures 111.15 x 49.5 x 14.4 mm. It has a 1.8-inch QVGA display with 160 x 120 px resolution. The device has 4 MB of internal memory which allows it to save up t0 2000 contacts.
The Nokia 106 supports dual 2G SIM cards and has an 800 mAh user replaceable battery that can provide upt0 15 hours of talk time. Nokia claims that the tiny phone has a standby time of up to 21 days as the device consumes very less energy in this mode. The device can be charged from an inbuilt Micro USB port. It does not have a built-in camera but it does get the ever -popular snake xenzia game.
The Nokia 230 is now available in two new colors which are Light Gray and Dark Blue. It is a much more feature rich device when compared to the lightweight Nokia 106. The feature phone runs on Series 30 Operating system and does support user-installable applications. It has a 2.8-inch QVGA display and an alphanumeric keypad. The handset measures 124.66 x 53.4 x 10.9 mm and weighs in at 91 grams. The handset geta a 2 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front facing camera which can also record 480p videos.
The Nokia 230 is powered by a user replaceable 1200 mAh battery which can be charged with the inbuilt Micro USB connector. The device has 16 MB of RAM and supports memory expandability up to 32 GB via a microSD card. The phone supports GPRS & uses Opera mini as its default browser. It supports single SIM & accepts Mini-SIM. The Nokia 230 also has 3.5 mm audio jack and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. It has some built-in apps like clock, calendar, recorder and reminders app.
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Nokia is yet to announce the price and availability of both the feature phones. Both the pieces of information are expected to announced soon.