Microsoft today announced two new feature phones dubbed the Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM. The USP of this new age feature phone lies in the fact that it comes with a 2MP front facing camera which is further equipped with a LED Flash.
The Nokia 230 come with a polycarbonate body and a sand blasted aluminum back cover. The feature phone duo sports a 2.8 inch (320x240p) QVGA LCD display and comes preloaded with a number apps including Opera Mini Browser, Bing Search, MSN Weather, FM Radio etc. Furthermore the budget feature phones from Nokia comes with Bluetooth 3.0 with a Slam Sharing feature (imitates the NFC functionality).
The Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM feature phones also come with a 2MP Fixed Focus rear camera with a single LED Flash. The phones run on Series 30+ OS and comes with support for 2G connectivity. There is also an option for memory expansion via MicroSD card slot (upto 32GB).
As expected from a feature phone, the Nokia 230 comes with a 1200mAh battery which according to Microsoft can deliver upto 21 hours of talk time. It is promised to last for 27 and 28 days respectively for the single and dual SIM variants.
Microsoft is offering Nokia 230 buyers to download one Gameloft app (including Assassin's Creed Brotherhood) for free every month for a tenure of 1 year.
The Nokia 230 and 230 Dual SIM would be available in black and white colours and is priced at $55 (Rs 3,465 approx.) This is however without applying customs duties and applicable taxes. The devices would go on sale in Middle East, Asia including India starting December. Microsoft however plans to introduce these two budget handsets to more market in early 2016.