The anticipations for Nokia’s smartphone launch has been muddled up by HMD Global releasing yet another feature phone under the brand name. The new feature phone released by the company has been named Nokia 150, and is quite similar in design to Nokia 216 launched back in September by Microsoft. The phone is a Series 30+ phone and would be sold to consumers in the first quarter of 2017.
Two models of the feature phone have been released — one having dual sim feature Nokia Dual Sim 150 while the other one Nokia 150 featuring a single sim. Apart from this, both of these phones have identical functionality. The phones do not provide internet access but offer other basic features such as MP3 player, FM radio, Bluetooth v3.0 with SLAM and VGA camera with an LED flash.
The Nokia 150 has a display of 2.4-inch with a long lasting battery life of 22 hours. Moreover, the standby time for the Nokia 150 is 31 days while for the dual sim variant its 25 days alongside a micro USB charger. Apart from it, phone comes loaded with previously installed games like Snake Xenzia, and the try-and-buy version of Nitro Racing by Gameloft2.
The distribution business for the phones will begin with selected marktets including APAC, IMEA, and Europe. The phones are priced at only $26 and would be built by Foxconn subsidiary FIH. Earlier this year, Foxconn subsidiary FIH had took over the feature phone business for Nokia from Microsoft and initiated its feature phone business with Nokia 216.
Launch news and rumors about Nokia D1C (the upcoming Android smartphone) also seem to be flooding the interwebs. This is the first phone after Nokia got its new owner, HMD Global which seems to be quite disappointing for now. HMD Global further plans to spend some 400 million euros for branding Nokia worldwide in coming years. Its just a feature phone from Nokia this time!