Could Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) be going back to their roots with feature phones? The Finnish tech company just unveiled two new simple phones including Nokia 106 and Nokia 107 Dual SIM.
Nokia 106 features
The Nokia 106 phone features a quad-band GSM and the 107 Dual-SIM features a dual-band for SIM cards. Despite those key differences, there are more similarities on this phone, like 112.9 mm x 47.5 mm x 14.9 mm measurements, dust/spill resistant keyboards, LED flashlights, and FM radios.
Nokia 107 features
GSM Arena added, “The Nokia 107 Dual SIM weighs a tad more at 75.8 grams because of its larger 1020 mAh battery, which allows it to survive 36 days of stand-by. The Nokia 106 packs an 800mAh battery but comes pretty close with a rated stand-by time of 35 days. Its weight isn’t too much off either at 74.2 grams. On top of that, the Nokia 107 Dual SIM features an microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 16GB. Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) says customers can save up to 3,000 songs on it and enjoy music playback endurance of 34.8 hours.”
Nokia 106 and Nokia 107 prices
Although these phones are not the most exciting offerings (at least compared to smartphones like the iPhone or Galaxy S), they are certainly affordable. The 106 retails for a mere $23.00 while the 107 sells for $25.00. These prices don’t includes taxes or subsidies but it’s still evident that they are the better deal. These phones will be available during the third quarter of this year in China. There is no report on whether these phones will be available nationwide.
As for smartphones, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) isn’t faring too well but they are outlasting other Windows phone makers. A recent report from TechCrunch indicates that the Lumia 520 is outselling other Windows handsets and that by the end of the year, Nokia could be the only company left making Windows smartphones.