Nokia has introduced a new premium mobile phone in the budget segment – Nokia 515. Sporting a lightweight aluminum chassis, the Nokia 515 arrives in a candy bar form factor and runs Series 40 mobile software on it. Nokia’s new model is an interesting take on offering a budget friendly smartphone with a premium finish. Nokia expects to make this smartphone available in third quarter of this year for $150 (Rs 10, 102 approx.) before taxes or subsidies.
Nokia 515 has a 2.4-inch LCD display with 320×240 pixel resolution and has been made using Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology. That means the display is resistance to normal wear and tear. Nokia did not specify the processor used in this mobile. The Nokia 515 has up to 256 MB flash memory and has a memory card slot to support up to 32 GB micro SD card. Overall, the Nokia 515 measures 11 mm thin with the elegant design.
The single SIM model will support micro SIM and the dual-SIM model will support two micro SIMs. Both models support quad-band HSDPA and dual-band WCDMA network for faster data connectivity. At the rear, Nokia 515 features a 5 megapixel camera with an LED Flash. This camera supports voice-guided self-portraits. You can capture panorama shots in 100-degrees of the scene and take up to five frames in a row with single click using the sequential shots feature.
Nokia has used the HD voice feature for crystal clear audio even in loud ambient environments. Apps like Nimbuzz for multiple account instant messaging comes pre-loaded with social network apps such as Facebook and Twitter. The Transfer app allows syncing contacts from Windows Phone based Lumia devices and other Windows Phone 8 as well as Google Android devices. Beautiful and sleek appearing Nokia 515 single SIM model offers standby time of 38 days.
Dual-SIM model features the Easy Swap technology that allows switching and changing micro SIM modules without switching off the handset.