Nokia has announced two new budget feature phones – Nokia Asha 230 and Nokia 220 at the Mobile World Congress. These phones are available in two variants: single SIM and dual-SIM. Nokia 230 and 220 are priced at 45 euros and 29 euros, respectively, and will start rolling out immediately across Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
The Nokia Asha 230 has a 2.8-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) display and supports up to 32GB microSD card. According to Nokia, Asha 230 includes all the benefits of the Nokia Asha Software Platform, including Fastlane and access to popular social apps like Line, WeChat and WhatsApp. One swipe up from the lockscreen activates the Nokia Asha 230’s camera, and one touch enables people to share images to their favourite social network. With a forthcoming software update, the Nokia Asha 230 will introduce 7GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive, and the option to automatically back up photos to the cloud.
The Asha 230 comes in six color variants – Bright Red, Bright Green, Black, Cyan, White, and Yellow.
On the other hand, the Nokia 220 features a 2.4-inch QVGA LCD display. It is equipped with a 2-megapixel rear camera and also supports expandable storage up to 32GB microSD card. It is packed with a 1100mAh battery, which according to the company delivers up to 15 hours of talktime and 24 days of standby time in Dual-Sim model. For connectivity, it supports Micro-USB and Bluetooth.
The Nokia 220 will be available in five colours : Black, Cyan, Red, White and Yellow.