Yesterday at Mobile World Congress Nokia has announced two new low end feature phones, the Nokia 105 and the Nokia 301. For the first time Nokia is following one single industrial design for all its products.
It is the successor to the 1280, which sold more than 100 million units. The Nokia 105 would probably be the cheapest phone available in the world from a major brand, It is a basic text-and-call phone aimed at mobile markets in the developing world where electricity sources may be scarce or unreliable. This phone costs almost 1,600 PKR and according to the Finnish company the battery lasts for 35 days.
The 105 comes with a full-color screen, Torch and FM radio, making phone calls and texting is very easy with this phone. In Pakistan once Nokia dominated the Ultra low costs phones market, but now Chinese manufacturers and local brands like Q Mobile are growing more popular.
The Nokia 105 will be sold in black and cyan colors in Pakistan, India, China and some parts of Europe from next month.
The Nokia 301 is more closer to the Asha series but it lacks touchscreen, This phone has a 2.4″ display, 3.2 megapixel camera that includes some enhanced features. It also supports YouTube streaming video via Nokia’s cloud Xpress browser for the first time and HSPA 3.5G connectivity.
Nokia 301 comes preloaded with apps, including Facebook, Twitter and eBuddy – additional apps can be downloaded from the Nokia Store. This phone will cost around 8,500 PKR and will be available in single- and dual-SIM versions. Nokia 301 will be available in cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white colors. Sale will be started in Pakistan, India, China and some parts of Europe after a couple of months.