Nokia has introduced two of its cheapest 3G-enabled phones called the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208. Both the phones look like feature phones with the now familiar ‘candybar’ design are nearly identical with only a couple of features separating them. Nokia has priced both the devices at $68 (Rs 4,000 approximately) and says that they will start selling the devices in Q3 this year. Also Read - CES 2015 Live: LG G Flex 2 featuring 5.5-inch curved display, Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor announced
“The Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 are designed for people who like a classic phone and traditional keypad but don’t want to miss out on smartphone experiences, like staying connected to social media and accessing the Internet,” said Nokia’s Timo Toikkanen. “As our most affordable 3G devices yet, the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 offer a perfect balance of performance, features and quality.” Also Read - Bluetooth 4.2 announced, brings faster transfer speeds and better privacy controls
Talking of specifications, both the phones are 114.2×50.9×12.8mm in size, weigh in at 91.3 grams and will be available in red, cyan, white and black color variants. As mentioned above, the devices sport a candybar design with the alphanumeric keypad and include features like a 2.4-inch QVGA (320×240 pixels) display with a pixel density of 166ppi, 64MB of RAM, 256MB of internal storage that is expandable to up to 32GB using a microSD card slot and a 1,020mAh battery that is good enough for 4.5 hours of talktime on 3G and 500 hours of standby time on 3G.
On the connectivity front, the devices support speeds up to 3.5G and feature a micro-SIM card slot, 3.5mm audio port, micro-USB port and Bluetooth 3.0. Nokia has also added an Internet sharing feature that allows users to use the phones as a modem and by connecting to a laptop via a USB cable, one can use the phone’s Internet to surf the net.
Talking of software, the devices run on Nokia’s Series 40 OS, and come pre-loaded with apps like FM Radio, Email and Nokia Express Browser among others. Additionally, you can also download social apps like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp and productivity apps like Transfer app, which allows users to sync contacts directly from their smartphone from the Nokia Store.
Though the two devices are nearly identical, certain features differentiate them. The Nokia 207 has no camera, while the 208 has a 1.3-megapixel rear camera with smart features like voice-guided self-portrait, sequential shot and panorama mode and is also available in single and dual-SIM variants.