Even though Microsoft has generally offload its Nokia-branded feature phone business to HMD Global and FIH Mobile, the deal has yet been completed. This technically means that the business is still under Microsoft which allows it to manufacture Nokia phones and that is exactly what the company just did with the new Nokia 216.
Running on Nokia Series 30+ operating system, one of Nokia 216’s main attraction is its VGA front camera that also accompanied by an LED flash which is rather interesting given the phone’s price point and category. Of course, there’s also another VGA camera on its back as well as yet another LED flash.
Built with 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240) color display and 16MB RAM, the Internet-enabled (EGPRS) 83-grams feature phone comes standard with a 1020mAh battery that provides it up to 18 hours of talk time and 19 days of standby time. Additionally, the Nokia 216 also supports microSD card with capacity of up to 32GB.
While it is available in single and dual SIM variants, only the dual SIM model will be released in Malaysia on 21 October for RM 169. Given how the deal between Microsoft, HMD Global, and FIH Mobile is scheduled to be completed by the second half of this year, what we looking at here could be the final Nokia feature phone from Microsoft.