HMD Global Oy has announced the launch of Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual Sim mobile phones, generating interest in the world of mobile phones which the brand had ruled once.
The launch comes just weeks after HMD, headquartered in Finland, entered the market as the new home of Nokia mobiles. The new generation of the phones will see the Nokia feature phones portfolio comprising renowned models like Nokia 150, Nokia 216 and Nokia 230 stronger, an HMD press release said.
"To ensure users can stay connected for longer, the phones have outstanding battery life, with talk time lasting up to 22 hours, and standby times of up to 31 days for the Single SIM and 25 days for the Dual SIM variant. The phones charge with a standard micro-USB charger and come with a LED torchlight," it said.
The new feature phone named Nokia 150 is similar to Nokia 216 which was launched by Microsoft in September. The device, which belongs to Series 30+, would be sold in the first quarter of the coming year.
Both Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual Sim have identical functional features. In fact, they take us back to the old days with features like MP3 player, Bluetooth, Nokia's SLAM sharing technology, VGA camera with LED flash and all these for $26. The new models will also have Snake Xenzia, the trademark Nokia game.
According to a report in The Tech Portal, the phones' distribution will begin with selected markets like APAC, IMEA and also Europe. The phones will be made by Foxconn subsidiary FIH.
But Nokia's comeback may not excite many since the phones neither have internet access nor a touchscreen - things that are trendier for mobile users in current times. Even the camera is not high powered and neither does it have an app store. It could be at best a second budget device but how many smart users will be satisfied with the dumb devices?