It can’t still be said that Nokia phones are totally vanished from the Indian market, as Microsoft Tuesday launched a new feature phone, Nokia 216 Dual SIM in the country with Nokia branding. The mobile phone will be available for sale from October 24 with a price tag of Rs. 2,495.
The company’s move to launch the Nokia branded handset seem to make great profit. It is targeting the Nokia fans who love the rigidity and durability of the handsets.
Microsoft is also offering one Gameloft mobile game per month for one year, which include the popular games like GT Racing and Little Big City. The apps and games could be downloaded on the handset via pre-installed Opera Game Store. Besides, the Nokia 216 is loaded with Opera Mini Browser. It also allows to store 200 contact on the phone memory.
The highlighting feature of the phone is its front-facing VGA (0.3-megapixels) camera which is featured with an LED flash. The same camera and flash pair is also placed at the back of the device.
The new Nokia 216 combines great entertainment features and modern online experiences with an instantly recognizable and familiar user experience. The 2.4-inch QVGA display (240×320 resolution) is great for internet browsing, taking and viewing pictures, playing videos and gaming. The device runs on Nokia Series 30+ operating system and allows users to insert a microSD card up to 32 GB. A 1020 mAh of battery fuels the handset, which is claimed to deliver up to 18 hours of talk time and up to 19 days standby (for Dual SIM).
On connectivity front, the mobile phone include Micro-USB, 3.5mm AV connector, Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM and HSP/HFP profile. It measures 118.0×50.02×13.5mm and weighs 83 grams.
FIH Mobile Limited (FIH), subsidiary of Foxconn recently announced that the company has planned to acquire feature phone manufacturing business assets of Microsoft. In May, Nokia has also announced that the firm might return to the Indian mobile phone market.
In a press note, Nokia said, “Under a strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing, Nokia Technologies will grant HMD global Oy (HMD), a newly-founded company based in Finland, an exclusive global license to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years.”