Nokia 301 announced: good camera on a feature phone

The Nokia 301 was just unveiled at MWC and it is an exciting budget phone - one of very few that actually feature a relatively good, ‘smart’ camera and 3.5G HSPA connectivity.

The Nokia 301 is based on the Nokia Series 40 platform and features a 2.4-inch display with a traditional alphanumeric keypad.

The Nokia 301 features a 3.2-megapixel camera allowing for a ton of editing and sharing options, including panorama for wide-angle and group shots. It also has a five-image burst shot mode, and voice-guided self-portrait mode.

Good news is you can stream YouTube videos on the Nokia 301 and apps like Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp are also on board.

The Nokia 301 will be priced at around $85 (€65), and will arrive in both single and dual-SIM models. Battery life is great on the single-SIM one with talk time of “up to” 20 hours.

Of course, it will be colorful - arriving in cyan, yellow, magenta, black and white. The 301 will land in Q2 2013 with initial availability in over 120 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Middle East and Latin America.

source: Nokia

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  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Battery 1200 mAh(6h 3G talk time)



1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My wife would love this. She just wants a basic phone and a tablet but it's hard to find a good looking tough basic phone these days. This will be perfect.

10. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

yes Nokia is focusing on better camera quality on feature phones as well...... the new era of Futures!! ...feature phone Begins...

2. Laura90

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

It looks wow. Nokia still the only company that cares about poor people

3. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

honestly i'm glad when big manufactures still care to make this kind of phone.. very good phone and feature complete..

4. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wow, a complete rip off of Sony Ericsson K610 :p

5. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

lol.. i remember i had that phone in red color.. you just bring back my old memory.. :D

6. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

looks like a Nokia 5310 to me.

8. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

Funny, yes I was feeling the same, it has a Sony Ericsson look and feel to me too though I couldn't pin-point which handset.

7. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Just got a Nokia 206 as daily driver, and here this comes :( but Nokia takes helluva time to release their mobiles, 206 was announced like 6 months back but was release last month, So, I might get one of these when they do get release. does look like K610, but looks promising :)

12. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Hahaha.. Were the same.. Just got my nokia 206 as my daily driver... And leave my s2 at home.. And damn. Should have waited... XD

9. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Hope this and its cheaper brethren make it to the US, if only for the prepaid market. Would be nice to walk into a store again, snag a cheap Nokia off the prepaid shelf, and walk out with a decent new handset for less than $50 or $100, if only as a backup.

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

+1 for "brethren".

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