Nokia has announced the launch of a new low cost mobile phone, called Nokia 108. The phone has been announced in both single SIM and dual SIM variants. The Nokia 108 single SIM is priced at $29 or Rs 1,800 approximately; thus it is likely to be priced at around Rs 2,200 in India – making it the cheapest camera phone of Nokia. The price of its dual SIM variant is likely to be around the same.
Currently, Nokia 114 is the cheapest camera mobile phone of the Finnish handset company which sells in India for Rs 2499.
The Nokia 108 device features a 1.8 inch colour display and supports FM radio and MP3 playback. Along with that the Nokia 108 also features Bluetooth connectivity and Nokia’s very own Slam functionality. While using Slam, users can transfer data and images with other Slam capable devices by just a touch of the devices, somewhat similar to NFC. Along with that as its signature feature the Nokia 108 comes with a VGA camera at the back capable of capturing images in 640 x 48-0 pixel resolution, great for snappers who have a very little budget.
The major advantages of the Nokia 108 is its battery back up – the single SIM variant provides 31 day standby time while the dual SIM version claims to have 28 day standby. The Nokia 108 also comes with 32 GB expandable storage slot (micro SD).
The Nokia 108 carries simple yet functional Nokia design with its soft rounded corners and raised island keys, making it great to use. It will be available in red, white, black, yellow and cyan colours.
The new device will soon be making its way to the retail markets globally, including India but the final date of retail availability is not yet revealed by the company.