After launching the first trio of Nokia-branded Android smartphones, HMD Global today announced the refreshed Nokia 105 and Nokia 130 feature phones. The phones boast improved design and the popular LED torchlight feature. Both are available in single and dual SIM variants. At the moment, details about the availability of only the Nokia 105 in India is known. Retailing at a best recommended buy of Rs 999 for the single SIM variant and Rs 1,149 for the dual SIM variant, the Nokia 105 will be available starting July 19 at retail stores.
The global average price of the Nokia 105 is $14.50 (approximately Rs 950) for the single SIM variant and $15 (approximately Rs 970) for the dual SIM variant, excluding taxes and subsidies. It will be available in color choices of blue, white and black with a matte finish. The Nokia 130 retails for a global average price of $21.50 (approximately Rs 1,390) excluding taxes and subsidies and available in color choices of red, grey and black.
As HMD Global notes, over 200 million Nokia 105 models have been sold in the world and the latest iteration of the popular phone aims to replicate the success through new design and features. There are a lot of common features between the Nokia 105 and Nokia 130 feature phones. To begin with, both boast refreshed, ergonomic design with contoured edges. The phones are equipped with 1.8-inch color screens. ALSO READ: Nokia 3310 variant launched for a whopping Rs 1.6 lakh, but would you buy it?
Nokia 105 specifications and features
The new Nokia 105 boasts a polycarbonate casing which is said to add the durability to take on everyday wear and tear. The phone has been further upgraded with the new tactile island keymat. The new keymat features keys which are separated for improved usability.
It further comes pre-loaded with Snake Xenzia and two try and buy games – Doodle Jump and Crossy Road. The phone promises up to 15 hours of talk time and a month long standby. It can store up to 500 text messages and up to 2,000 contacts. Other features include built-in FM Radio and support for standard microUSB 2.0.
Nokia 130 specifications and features
With similar design refresh as the Nokia 105, the Nokia 130 comes with added support for storage up to 32GB via microSD card. It also features a VGA camera. There is support for Bluetooth which enables sharing of content as well as allow one to connect to wireless speakers.
In terms of battery capacity, the Nokia 130 promises to offer up to 44 hours of FM radio playback and 11.5 hours of video playback on a single charge. ALSO READ: HMD Global announces partnership with ZEISS optics for future Nokia smartphones
In an age when people are connected through smartphones and internet, launch of feature phone is unlikely to ruffle any feathers for users like you and I who are hooked to the world of social media. However, there still remain over 4 billion people, including in India, who do not belong to the ‘connected’ generation and still rely on text and voice services.
“More than 400 million feature phones were sold globally in 2016. We cannot underestimate the need and benefit of being connected and we are dedicated to delivering devices that can enable many people around the world to expand their horizon,” Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said.