Monday, 16 January 2017
Mobile

Microsoft unveils internet-enabled Nokia 230 with dual SIM variant

Global technological corporation, Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM phones which it defined as ‘premium quality Internet-enabled feature phones.’

Both phones have the same set of specifications except that the Nokia 230 Dual SIM supports dual-SIM functionality.

The phones support Micro-SIM cards, and run Nokia Series 30+ Operating System. They come in a 2.8 inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) LCD display and support expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card. They also measure 124.6×53.4×10.9mm, and weigh 92 grams.

However one stand out feature of the Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM is that they sport a 2-megapixel front and rear cameras – and both cameras pack LED flashes. Another notable feature is that they come with a sandblasted aluminium cover.

Both phones are pre-installed with the Opera Store access where users can download one free Gameloft game every month for a year. Some of these games include Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Midnight Pool 3.

Other preloaded apps on the phone are Bing Search and Opera Mini browser as well as MSN Weather.

Connectivity options on the phones include GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth v3.0, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Microsoft said the phones are backed each by a 1200mAh battery which it claims can deliver up to 23 hours of talk time. The company further added that the battery can also deliver up to 22 days of standby time on the dual-SIM model and up to 27 days of standby time on single-SIM model.

The Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM will both be available in glossy Black and White colours. Both the phones have been priced at $55 (approximately 11,000 Naira) and will go on sale in India next month.

The phones are also expected to hit the shelves in December in Asia and the Middle East. The company confirmed that other markets will follow in 2016.

Both phones however are yet to be listed on the company’s site.