Along with the announcement of two new Lumia phones, the 520 and 720, Nokia also announced two budget phones with color screen and great features for its price. Nokia 301 and Nokia 101 are two new affordable budget phones with color screen and dual SIM. Nokia 301 features 2.4” QVGA TFT colour display with 256MB storage space and 64MB RAM along with support for microSD card which can be expanded upto 64GB. Nokia 301 also supports 3.5G Internet and coupled with the Nokia Xpress Browser, benefits from up to 90% data compression, for fast and smooth browsing. It can even stream videos from YouTube, let you download them and watch them in portrait or landscape mode.
Tech specifications of Nokia 301
- System: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/2100, 850/1900
- Size & weight: 114 x 50 x 12.5 mm; 102g
- Display: 2.4” QVGA TFT colour display
- Memory: Up to 256MB, 64MB RAM (plus up to 32GB microSD card)
- Connectivity: 2.0 mm Charger Connector, 3.5 mm AV Connector, Bluetooth 3.0
- Single SIM – standby 2G/3G: 37/39days,
- Dual SIM – standby 2G/3G: 31/34days
- Talk time – 2G/3G = 20/6hrs
In terms of the specifications, two more things stand out. It has a terrific battery life – up to 39 days on standby, when using the single SIM version on a 3G network. Then, it supports HD Voice, for much clearer calls when used with an operator network that supports the protocol.
The Nokia 301 is planned to roll out next quarter and, excluding local taxes or operator subsidies, it will be priced at about €65.
Nokia 105 is an entry level budget phone with 1.45” 65k Colour TFT Display. The phone was created to offer the essentials, phone calls and SMS, but also some desirable extras. It has an FM radio, pre-loaded games, and the Nokia Life service. The Nokia 105’s sturdy one-piece keymat is dust-proof and splash-proof.
- System: Dual band, EGSM 900/1800
- Size/weight: 107 x 44.8 x 14.3 mm; 70 g (including battery)
- Display: 1.45” 65k Colour TFT Display
- Memory: 8MB ROM
- Connectivity: 2.0 mm Charger Connector, 3.5 mm AV Connector
- Battery: standby time: up to 35 days; talk time: up to 12.5 hours
The battery life, up to 12.5 hours talk-time and 35 days standby, once again means you’ll be able to keep talking and texting for ages. The Nokia 105 carries the same design aesthetic found on our top-end devices.
The Nokia 105 will start selling in the second quarter of 2013 with a price tag of 15 Euros.
Thanks Ashish for the images.