As you might have heard, the rights to the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablet are now under the responsibility of HMD Global. While it was only two weeks ago that the company has finalized the deal, HMD Global today has unveiled its first Nokia-branded device although it is not the Android smartphone that you might have been waiting for.
Instead, the new device comes in the form of a feature phone called Nokia 150. Running on the Nokia Series 30+ platform, the phone is equipped with a 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240) display and polycarbonate chassis with scratch-resistance paintjob.
Other than that, Nokia 150 also comes with a VGA camera and LED flash alongside an LED torchlight (yes!) as well as the support for microSD card with capacity of up to 32GB. Equipped with a 1020 mAh battery as standard, the phone has a maximum talk time of 22 hours together with standby time of up to 31 days.
According to HMD Global, Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM will be first released in APAC, IMEA, and Europe in the first quarter of 2017 with a price tag of USD 26 (about RM 116). Since Nokia mobile phones and tablets are now under HMD Global’s purview, it is too early to say though whether this particular phone will be released in our market but we sure hope that the company will be able to find a distribution partner in Malaysia soon.