While the release date of the Nokia 9 flagship with Penta-camera has reportedly been moved to 2019, HMD Global turns to its line of feature phones as it unveils the Nokia 106.
The device is being sold under a ‘Simply Essential’ tagline and comes in a truly simple design: candy bar body form laced with a T9 physical keyboard. Right above the keyboard is a 1.8-inch TFT display with a QQVGA resolution (128 x 160 pixels) and display density of 114 ppi.
About the body of the device, HMD Global says the Nokia 106 is “built to last”. It is made from tough polycarbonate and the company used what it calls ‘inherent coloring’ process to ensure that scratches are less detectable on the Nokia 106 as the colour of the device runs throughout the material. The device is presently available I’m Dark Gray colour only.
On the inside, the device come with 4MB of RAM, 4MB of built-in storage, and is powered by a MediaTek 6261D CPU. Users will also enjoy preloaded games like the infamous Snake Xenzia and other ‘try-and-buy games’ like Nitro Racing, Danger Dash, and Tetris. Although the internal memory seem tiny, HMD says the Nokia 106 can store up to 2000 contacts and 500 messages.
The Nokia 106 comes with a removable 800mAh battery which HMD Global says can supply a talk time of approx. 16 hours and standby time of up to 21 days. The battery can be charged via the micro USB port at the bottom of the device.
The Nokia 6 will set users back by about $24 (approx. NGN 8,600). Other features of the new Nokia 106 include FM radio, LED flashlight, digital clock, calculator, flashlight, calendar, speaking clock, alarm clock, reminder etc.