HMD Global launches its first Nokia-branded phones

By : |December 15, 2016 0

The legendary cellphone brand, Nokia is all geared up to re-enter the mobile market with two new devices. HMD Global, which has the exclusive rights to use the Nokia brand name on mobile devices has launched two basic mobile phones- Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM. Sorry for those who were expecting Nokia Android Smartphones!

With no Internet access, Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM are basic feature phones that come with the MP3 player, FM radio, Bluetooth v3.0 with SLAM, and a VGA camera with a LED flash. Both the phones 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) displays, run on Nokia Series 30+ operating system and are priced at $26.

Like other feature phones, these phones offer battery life of up to 22 hours. HMD Global claims that the battery standby time of Nokia 150 is 31 days, while the Nokia 150 Dual SIM is claimed to deliver 25 days of standby time.

Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM might make you nostalgic with the age-old game Snake Xenzia. Other games include Nitro Racing by Gameloft2.

Starting with APAC, IMEA, and Europe, the cell phones – Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM – will go on sale from Q1 2017.

HMD Global led by former Nokia executives, took over the Nokia basic phone business from Microsoft earlier this month. The company has partnered with Nokia Oyj to bring the brand back to the smartphone market next year. Let’s hope for that!

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