While we all expect the brand Nokia to return to the smartphone market, HMD Global unveiled its first device after obtaining the license to use the brand that was owned by Microsoft. As CEO Arto Nummela had anticipated weeks earlier, the Finnish company has presented the Nokia 150, a very cheap feature phone with aesthetics and specifications in the old style (similar to the Nokia 105), which will be available in Europe, Asia and Africa in the first quarter of 2017. Obviously this is a product that can not compete or replace a smartphone (hence the name of each), but it can be purchased as a secondary cell phone or as a backup phone.
The announcement was made by HMD, a company formed to manufacture and market, under the Nokia brand, smartphones built by FIH Mobile in China. Both the Nokia 150 and its Dual SIM variant will feature the Nokia Series 30+ operating system (not Android), and will be equipped with a small 2.4-inch low-resolution QVGA (240 x 320-inch) display and a keypad. Also a FM radio function and very few features typical of smartphones, including an MP3 player, support for microSD cards (up to 32 GB) and a camera with LED flash. All protected by a robust polycarbonate chassis, ensuring excellent resistance to falls and scratching.
The integrated battery provides up to 22 hours of talk time and up to 31 days of standby time. The size of the device is 118 x 50.2 x 13.5 mm and weighs 81 grams. In addition, users will find on the phone the famous game Snake Xenzia and obviously also includes a 3.5 mm audio jack, micro USB port and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. As you can see, this is a basic phone without major news, beyond being a great novelty in today's market, to which the Nokia will also return with two or three smartphones as of 2017. If you want to know more about the parallel developments of the company, will have to wait until the beginning of next year.