Microsoft has announced a new basic mobile phone, the Nokia 216.

The Nokia 216 is a feature phone (aka dumb phone) which is aimed for non tech-savvy users and for those who want a reliable backup phone that won’t die in the middle of the day.

There’s nothing too fancy inside the Nokia 216. It has a 2.4-inch Color LCD display with a resolution of  320 x 240 pixels. It has VGA (0.3-megapixel) front and rear cameras with video capabilities up to 15fps. Both cameras come with a flash.

It runs on the Series 30+ OS with Opera Mini and other essentials Opera apps on board. It has 16MB of RAM, enough to run the OS and some basic apps. The phonebook can take up to 2000 contacts and there’s support for microSD card up to 32GB.


With all these specs, it’s not really shocking to know that it doesn’t support Wi-Fi and only has Bluetooth and 2G 900MHz and 1800MHz bands. An FM Radio receiver is also here for those who still listen to traditional radio.

But if there’s anything Nokia 216 can be proud of, it’s the headphone jack. The iPhone 7 doesn’t have that.

Microsoft Nokia 216 is powered by a 1,020mAh battery. It’s a small figure for a smartphone, but since the 216 is pretty basic – it’s expected to give up to 24 days of standby time and 12 hours of talk time.

Nokia 216 comes in black, mint, and white. It will be available in India for a price of $37 (~Php1,800). International availability information is not yet available as of the moment.


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