Following the update to the nostalgic Nokia 3310 feature phone, HMD Global is back with another reprised feature phone which has received both cosmetic as well as hardware upgrades.
The Nokia 105 was first released in early 2013 and its updated version gets a bigger display, better keypad, more storage and an extended battery life.
The price drop adds even more value to the device.
The device will come in two variants — single and dual sim. The former will retail at Rs. 999 and the latter at Rs. 1,149.
“With more than 4 billion people remaining offline and unable to benefit from the social and economic development opportunities of the internet, simply getting connected by voice and text is still such an important step for many people around the world,” commented Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global.
The new Nokia 105 will come in three colours — Blue, White and Black — and will be available across India from July 19 onwards.
“More than 400 million feature phones were sold globally in 2016. We cannot underestimate the need and benefit of being connected and we are dedicated to delivering devices that can expand the horizon,” Nummela added.
The new Nokia 105 gets a bigger 1.8-inch display, compared to its earlier generation version at 1.45-inch.
The device also has an extended talk time at 15.7 hours, an improvement of over 3 hours over its predecessor.
The device now also supports storage for up to 500 text messages and 2000 contacts, which is a significant improvement over the last version’s storage for the same.
The device also has a LED torch, FM radio, 3.5mm earphone connector and charges via a micro-usb port.
Although touchscreen smartphones are the trend of recent times, feature phones still account for billions of mobile phone users, especially in developing economies worldwide.
Reprising the Nokia 105 with better battery and bigger screen and dropping the price on top of that seems like a sweet deal, even for those in need of a secondary phone.