Nokia 220 and Nokia Asha 230 feature phones unveiled

Nokia 220 and Nokia Asha 230 feature phones unveiled

Aside from the Android-powered Nokia X range, the Finnish company also unveiled two low-cost feature phones – Nokia 220 and Nokia Asha 230.

The first of the two is said to be Nokia’s most affordable Internet-connected phone ever, selling for €29 before taxes and subsidies. It has a 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320) screen, 2-megapixel camera, FM radio, media player, integrated flashlight and a microSD memory card slot. 3G radio, unfortunately, is not on board; but you get a solid battery that provides up to 29 days of standby, 13-hour talk time, and 51-hour media playback. The Nokia 220 will be available immediately in “select markets,” with users getting to choose between few color options such as red, black, white, yellow, and cyan. A dual-SIM variant will be released later in the year.

As for the Nokia Asha 230, with the price tag of $59 or €45 (before taxes and subsidies), it’s Nokia’s most affordable touchscreen phone to date. The Asha 230 has a 2.8-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) touchscreen, 1.3-megapixel camera, microSD memory card, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1,020 mAh battery. It will come in bright red, yellow, bright green, white, cyan and black; and it too will get a dual-SIM version.

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