Microsoft announce Nokia 216 Feature Phone
Microsoft has announced a new Nokia feature phone – the Nokia 216, which will come in Single and Dual SIM models. Although the move may be a bit surprising considering that Microsoft has sold off its handset division to FIH, a Foxconn subsidiary, however, demands for Nokia feature phones are still high.
Available in India next month (October) for Rs. 2,495 (about $37) in Black, Mint or White colours; the Nokia 216 (and Nokia 216 Dual SIM) includes 2.4-inch QVGA display, front and rear 0.3MP cameras with LED flash each, microSD card slot (up to 32GB), Stereo FM Radio and a removable 1,020mAh battery.
The new basic phone runs the usual Series 30+ OS, packs 16MB of RAM and can store up to 2000 contacts. It supports 2G GSM (900MHz and 1800MHz), Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB 1.1 port and comes pre-loaded with Facebook, Opera Mini Browser and Opera Mobile Store.
Measuring 118 x 50.2 x 13.5mm and weighing in at 82.6g, the Nokia 216 has what the iPhone 7 doesn’t; a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and battery life is very impressive as ever. Standby time is said to be up to 24 days while talk time is up to 18 hours.
The Nokia 216 might be the last phone from the Nokia brand made by Microsoft. Both Lumia and Windows phones smartphones are also nearing the end of the road, as the company is reportedly planning to release Surface-branded phones next year.