Microsoft Uncovers New Nokia 216 Mobile Phone, possibly the last Microsoft-made Nokia phone
Microsoft has just unveiled a new brand handset, the Nokia 216. The Nokia 216 is an entry level feature phone targeting the low-end segment, which will be available at the price of $37. This new feature phone is made keeping developing markets in mind.
This surprise announcement from Microsoft comes after the software giant in May had agreed to sell its entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Foxconn technology group and HMD Global, Oy for $350 million.
The Nokia 216 is dual SIM mobile phone that comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA display along with a 320 x 240-pixel resolution and offers 16MB of RAM. It also comes with 16MB of in-built storage and supports microSD card for additional storage up to 32GB. The device runs Nokia’s Series 30 software. Other specs include 0.3MP cameras on both the front and the side. The LED flash of the rear camera doubles as a built-in torchlight.
The device also has a removable 1020mAh battery, which Microsoft claims would offer up to 18 hours of talk time, with standby up to 19 days. You also get the Opera Mini Browser and the Opera Mobile Store, which offers to access Facebook along with other apps and mobile games. It also includes FM radio, MP3, video player and Bluetooth audio support for headset. It can store as many as 2000 contacts.
The Nokia 216 comes in black, grey or light blue. Microsoft plans to start selling the device in India starting October 24. The Nokia 216 is unlikely to make it’s way to the U.S., as the company is expected to announce some new high-end Windows hardware later this year.