Nokia has launched two dual SIM phones, Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00. Both the phones remember the settings for up to five different SIM cards.
The phones offer dual SIM and dual-standby, means you can always receive notification of calls and messages on each account — rather than having to switch your SIM cards on and off.
Both devices are no-nonsense, inexpensive phones that offer long battery life of up to 43 days standby time and 13 hours talk time on the Nokia X1-01 or 36 hours if you choose to play music.
The Nokia C2-00, claims to offers 19.2 days standby time, with 5.75 hours talk time.
The Nokia X1-01 is a music centric device with a big speaker on the back, which according to the company is the loudest and clearest speaker they have ever produced.
So is Nokia targeting the likes of Karbonn Boom-Box? It’s anybody’s guess.
The device offers support for up to 16GB of storage using the SD card. It offers an FM radio, an MP3 music player with dedicated music keys, 3.5mm jack (so you can connect any speaker), a Torch. In addition to remembering the settings for up to five separate SIM cards, the Nokia X1-01 also lets you give each SIM its own logo, music signature or ringtone.
One of the most unique features of C2-00 is its SIM card placement, offering Easy Swap. One SIM card is stored internally, like a traditional phone. The second card is easily accessible through a slot in the side — so you don’t have to open or even switch the phone off to change SIMs.
This is especially useful for people who want to use more than two SIMs, such as if the phone was to be shared between different members of a family, a group of friends or various community members, for example.
While the Nokia X1-01 runs the Series 30 operating system, the Nokia C2-00 runs Series 40, which offers some key advantages in the form of internet access, a web browser and Nokia Messaging for email.
The Nokia C2-00 also sports a VGA camera and allows for MMS messaging. There’s support for up to 32GB of storage using an SD card, allowing users to carry thousands of photos, videos and music files.
The two phones will be offered with Ovi Life Tools, which offers news, market prices, entertainment, health advice and education services to people who are likely to find it difficult to get these things in other ways.
The Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00 will start shipping within this quarter (ending June), with approximate price of Rs 2,300 and Rs 3,000 respectively.