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The all new Nokia 105 and Nokia 130 feature phones officially introduced

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It looks like every two years or so Nokia, or in this case, HMD Global is launching a new version of the Nokia 105 feature phone. The first model made it to market back in 2013, but two years later, Microsoft thought it would be wise to re-release the feature phone under a slightly different name, Nokia 105 (2015).

Today, Finnish company HMD Global announced “the all new Nokia 105,” a modern take on the four-year-old feature phone. However, aside from the slightly different look, the new Nokia 105 doesn't come with anything new over the predecessors.

The one thing that we can say for certain it's a real upgrade over the previous Nokia 105 models is the larger 1.8-inch display. The other two Nokia 105 feature phones come with 1.45-inch and 1.4-inch displays, respectively.

The all new Nokia 105 has 4MB RAM and 4MB ROM inside, as well as a removable 800 mAh battery, which is supposed to provide users up to 15 hours talk time. An FM radio is included too, along with 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB 2.0 ports.

Software-wise, the feature phone runs Nokia Series 30+ platform and comes preloaded with Snake Xenzia game. According to HMD Global, the all new Nokia 105 will be available in either single or dual-SIM version. Lastly, the feature phone supports GSM bands 900/1800 in Europe and 850/1900 in the United States.

If you believe you need a second phone to complement your smartphone, then you'll be pleased to know the all new Nokia 105 will be available in blue, black, and white. The phone will cost $14.50 (single SIM) and $15 (dual-SIM), respectively.

The second budget-phone unveiled today by HMD Global is a remake of the Nokia 130, a feature phone that made its debut back in 2014. Aside from the design aspect, there don't seem to be any differences between the old model and the all new Nokia 130.

The feature phone sports a 1.8-inch display with 128 x 160 pixels resolution, 4MB RAM and 8MB ROM. A microSD card slot is included as well so that you can expand storage up to 32GB. FM Radio, along with 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB 2.0 ports are available too.

Also, the 1020 mAh battery powering the phone should last you up to 44 hours of FM Radio music playback with a headset or up to a month on standby from a single charge.

Just like the Nokia 105, the new Nokia 130 feature phone runs Nokia Series 30+ platform but comes preloaded with 5 try-and-buy Gameloft games, as well as Snake Xenzia.

The all new Nokia 130 will be available for purchase in Black, Gray, and Red for just $21.50, excluding taxes. Keep in mind though that the feature phone only supports GSM network bands 900/1800 (EU).

source: Nokia (1, 2)

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posted on 17 Jul 2017, 02:48

1. juandante (banned) (Posts: 679; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

15$ ? Wow ! Will make the very perfect backup phone !

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 02:55

2. VasiliS7 (Posts: 119; Member since: 10 Jan 2017)

I have already 10 feature phones with a month stand by.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 03:08

3. Avieshek (Posts: 84; Member since: 10 Jul 2017)

Nokia is still living the past and it seems, they'll continue to be.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 07:29

4. SIGPRO (Posts: 1938; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

You must be living in the past, because people like you still don't get it huh!
These are featurephones, you can use it as a backup or something.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:08

5. hemedans (Posts: 656; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)

previous nokia 105 sold more than 80m units, and that is 2015, probably untill today more than 100m units have been sold, same to device like 1280.

100m units times 1.5 usd you get 1.5bn usd. that is huge revenue, some oem like HTC they cant even reach that figure in three month report,

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 12:00

6. domfonusr (Posts: 642; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)

I wish they could've included 3G support for the US market, but that would probably have doubled the price or something like that. Too bad.

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