HMD unveils its first Nokia 150 phone, but don't get too excited

HMD Global is the Finnish company that got the rights to use the Nokia brand on phones from Microsoft this spring, and is preparing a set of Nokia Android handsets to unveil at the MWC expo in March. Those rights also come with the acquisition of the largish feature phone business of the brand, and that's exactly the type of cell that HMD decided to release as its first Nokia-branded handset.

The new Nokia 150 and its dual SIM version are priced rock bottom at about $26. Dubbed "affordable and durable," these devices play on the nostalgia for Nokia devices of old that were reliable workhorses, and have a familiar user interface. As for the specs, you get a 2.4" display, physical keypad (duh), Bluetooth, FM radio, MP3 player, and a microSD slot. Thankfully, they charge with a standard microUSB cable, there is a VGA camera on the back, and the LED light can be used as a torch, in the best of Nokia's traditions. 

We've saved the best for last - yes, you can play Snake Xenzia on them, and the battery life cited is only to be admired in this day and age. The talk time is up to 22 hours, while standby is up to 31 days for the single SIM, and 25 days for the dual SIM version. The new Nokia 150 will be available next quarter in Europe, Asia and Africa, for the equivalent of $26, any takers?

source: HMD & Manik Ratan (image)



1. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

This will change everything!

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 911; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Yes old great NOKIA is coming...

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Wait what? What old nokia? You mean the the mobile division that was sold to Microsoft, which destroyed it and fired all of the talent thats now working at various other companies? STOP WITH the old nokia crap. Its not going to happen. Nokia is dead. This is a cheap try just to give the branding of nokia to foxconn and milk ssheeps like you.

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Nokia is dead. This is a cheap try just to give the branding of nokia to foxconn and milk ssheeps like you." Foxconn does not own the Nokia brand, HMD (which is comprised of Nokia veterans) holds the Nokia brand... SMH. You do not even know what you're talking about. SMDH

17. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

you are dead !

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22773; Member since: May 28, 2014

Calm your tits troll, and do some actual research for once. "HMD is made up of veteran Nokia staff,[2] and develops basic feature phones, as well as smartphones and tablets running on the Android platform.[3] Manufacturing and distribution is performed by Foxconn's FIH Mobile division.[4] There are currently three Android devices under development, slated to be announced by early 2017.[5] Nokia itself does not directly invest in HMD but has a board member representative, sets mandatory requirements, and receives royalty payments for patents.[6][7]" That was from here: STOP WITH your uninformed BS that you keep spewing.

3. ThE_fLaSh

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 10, 2016

will buy one if its durable like Nokia!!

4. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I personally think that everybody must have a phone like this as a back up. A modern human beings' basic need is to at least be able to contact somebody. Smartphones, no matter of what price, can be unreliable at times.

5. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

A must? really?

6. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I must I have a Nokia one 3 years old. When I go hiking or in the country side for days, I carry it.

14. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Last year in April, we had a Earthquake here in Nepal. There was no electricity for 5 days. I thought a feature phone could have been better for me at that time when communication was my basic need.

8. Valdomero

Posts: 707; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Indeed, I might get one :)

7. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

I am laughing so hard! Nokia made my day. But still nice feature phones!

9. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ooh Snake!

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oddly enough, it does have its appeal. It's a hell of a lot better than the crap phones issued by my work. Too bad it's not stated as coming to North America.

11. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

For $26 off contract unlocked.. it would be a great Teenager phone to replace thier iPhone, etc.. that they have broken twice or more. So they run out of warranty.

15. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

they should make it at least 3G network capable.

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