Good news for Nokia Symbian smartphone fans here in India as Nokia is said to be launching its next gen Symbian smartphones – Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 – soon. Earlier, Nokia was expected to launch the handsets in here in October.
Confirming this to The Mobile Indian, a Nokia India spokesperson said, “Both the devices, the Nokia 700 and the Nokia 701, will be available in the Indian market in the coming few weeks.”
The Nokia 700 has a 3.2 inch ClearBack Amoled display with Gorilla Glass to protect it from scratches and damage. This device will be running the latest version of Symbian – Symbian Belle.
Other features include a pentaband radio with 3G connectivity a 1 GHz processor and features like Bluetooth, WiFi, digital compass and onboard GPS sensor. This handset has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. It also has a Near Field Communication chip built-in, and the best part is that the phone’s body is said to be made entirely of recycled materials.
Nokia 701 has a 3.5 inch In Plane Switching LCD display with ClearBack technology, protected by a Gorilla Glass. The handset comes with a new graphics processor which will have four times the graphics memory in comparison to older Symbian handsets.
Along with this, the device features a 1 GHz processor to give the best performance for Symbian Belle. Other features include an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, a front facing VGA camera that supports video calling, and an in-built Near Field Communications chip. By default the phone’s memory is 8 GB but it can be expanded up to 32 GB via a microSD memory card.
Although the final prices and release dates are still awaited we hope they will arrive next week. As of now the expected price of a Nokia 700 and a Nokia 701 is Rs 17,000 and Rs 19,000 respectively.