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Nokia has come up with elegantly designed - the Nokia 515. The Finnish giant was supposed to announce Asha 502 and Asha 503 yesterday, as per : Reports. Well, instead of announcing new age Asha devices, the tech vendor announced S40 powered Nokia 515. The phone looks like old Nokia handset - a classic design with premium build quality.
It's your regular feature phone and can also be used as "Companion phone". Although, feature phones are dead now, but Nokia is again making these old school styled phones in vogue. If Nokia introduces 515 above Rs.10,000, then it would be the most expensive feature phone available in the Indian handset market.
Globally, the Finnish giant introduced Nokia 515 at EUR 115 (Rs. 10,321). Meanwhile, the Nokia 515 is now listed on Nokia India website as "Coming soon ". It would be difficult to guess when Nokia will announce the device here in India. Let's have a look the specifications of Nokia 515.
Nokia 515 - Highlighted Specifications
Nokia 515 is an attempt to give a new lease of life to aging S40 OS. The device still being categorized under feature phones, but the build quality of this device is unbeatable. The handset is made from aluminum and its matt finish enhances the overall appeal of this royal phone. The Nokia 515 measures 11.9 mm in terms of thickness and weighs 102.7 grams. The device has a 2.4-inch QVGA LCD display.
There's a 256MB of RAM and the phone also supports expandable memory up to 32GB via a microSD card. For camera enthusiast, a 5MP camera is given with LED Flash. The 5MP camera also features Panorama mode. The phone also comes with 3G connectivity; however, Wi-Fi is still missing. Being a feature phone, you don't have to worry about battery life. The Nokia 515 features Dual SIM connectivity as well.
Should I buy the Nokia 515 or wait for Android powered smartphone?
The Nokia 515 is a normal feature rich phone with basic connectivity options. That said, it would really be a challenge in front of Nokia to convince consumers to buy a device like this. It's neither a smartphone nor Nokia has made 515 like Asha 501. But yes, one can use Nokia 515 as your companion phone.
Surely, you can use this phone as your second phone. If one looks at the global pricing of Nokia 515, then the device should be priced at Rs. 10,000, which is again high compared to an average looking dual -core Android handset. It's up to you, whether you would like to pick stylish Nokia 515 or choose Android / Windows powered phone. Stay tuned to GizBot.