Microsoft announces the ultra-affordable Nokia 130, redefines the low in low-cost

Microsoft just unveiled the Nokia 130 – an ultra-affordable feature phone that will sell for just EUR 19 (roughly $25) before taxes and subsidies. The device spills nostalgia all over, as it employs the timeless looks of a Nokia device from the not-so-distant past, which usually endowed a Navi key and a alphanumerical physical keyboard, both of which were the standard once, but are rarely seen these days.

Being a feature phone, the monoblock Nokia 130 is equipped with a 1.8-inch LCD display with a diminutive resolution of 160 x 128 pixels and a pixel density of 114ppi.You can throw any microSD card at the Nokia 130 and the two will work in a seamless concert, provided that said card is up to 32GB in size. The Nokia 130 doesn't have a camera, but it flaunts a handy flashlight on its back. Microsoft's newest device runs Nokia OS Series 30 and that's pretty much it in the software department. The capacity of the on-board battery is 1020mAh, which surely endows the Nokia 130 with an impressive and spectacular battery life. 

Among the highlights of the device are its music and video players – Microsoft touts that the Nokia 130 is the most affordable phone ever with such playback capabilities on board. Redmond boasts that its newest affordable trooper is capable of playing videos for 16 hours straight, while the music playback might continue for as long as 46 hours. 

The device will be available in two versions – single- and dual-SIM ones, and in three colors – red, white, and black. The Nokia 130 is said to arrive this quarter and while its initial availability has not yet been revealed, it's safe to say that will hit the shelves on many entry-level markets. Said price (~$25) would probably vary, but without a doubt, the device will be one among the cheapest money can get. The device will surely enrich Microsoft's portfolio of affordable devices, which comprises devices such as the Nokia 225, the Nokia X2 and its predecessors, and the Nokia Asha 230.

source: Nokia (1), (2

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  • Display 1.8 inches
    160 x 128 pixels
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1020 mAh



17. Cyberchum

Posts: 1142; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

From the render, it looks like they tweaked the software. I always carry one of these.

14. tokuzumi

Posts: 2021; Member since: Aug 27, 2009


13. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

I would like to see nokia making a high end flip phone!!:D

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

A Nokia flip phone is wanted in this age.

12. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Yeah, and just as a reminder, MS is going to kill these phones. Have a nice day rest of the world!

11. laserfloyd

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

I wouldn't mind having one of these for my son. His current phone is so flimsy and weird (LG Expression). It always butt dials people too. :P

10. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

great backup phone. you can live in the glovebox of my car anyday for emergencies

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cute ultra affordable solid backup phone.

7. GeekOB

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

Aww.. Such a cute little phone..

5. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Wow that is as affordable as they come..

4. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

My wife and I still have Nokia 1208s as back up phones. They have flash lights, FM radios, excellent signal reception, and superb battery life. We always have them full charged (no sim) in case of emergencies.

3. venomania

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

I still using basic phone for daily user, thats so simple than my smartphone

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is the true originality of Nokia, the Nokia that we use in the good old days, the Nokia that has the nostalgia of a Nokia, the Nokia that we always trust, the Nokia that we always love, the Nokia that offers the best mobile games in the good old days, the Nokia that helps us connect to people. Thank you, Nokia.

16. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Thank you... I love what you wrote.

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This reminds me of the good old days of technology...

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Sad Microsoft, they can not even use there own brand to promote after what they did to Nokia.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7659; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Image they could change this device into a watch since the display is so small. For $25 being a smart watch with micro SD support. I am sure this phone has Bluetooth as well. Just remove the key pad and add a strap.

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