MWC 2013: Nokia Unveils Low-cost Nokia 105 and 301 Handsets

By : Subscribe to Rohit's | February 26, 2013 4:27 PM IST

Finnish handset maker Nokia announced two low-cost handsets, Nokia 105 and 301, at the ongoing international mobile convention MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Spain.

Speaking on the occasion, Stephen Elop, President and CEO of Nokia said, "The momentum behind Nokia is gathering pace. The launches today reflect our commitment to broadening our devices and services portfolio to meet the demands of people and businesses around the globe,"

"By offering better experiences at a more affordable price we are reinventing the battle for affordable mobile devices, and Nokia has the building blocks to win." he added.

Key Specifications of Nokia 301 and Nokia 105 Include:

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Model

Nokia 301

Nokia 105

Display

2.4-inch QVGA display

With 320x240p resolutions

(LCD transmissive display

technology)

1.4-inch display with

128x128p resolutions

(LCD transmissive display

technology)

Software Platform

Nokia Series 40

Nokia Series 30

RAM

64MB

384 KB

Memory

Expandable up to 32GB

8MB

Camera

3.2-megapixel main camera

With 20148x1536p image

Resolution

No-camera

Network

GSM: 1800MHz,850MHz,

900MHz,1900 MHz

GSM: 1800MHz.900MHz

Battery

1200 mAh (BL-4U model)

800 mAh(BL-5Cb model)

Additional specs

Bluetooth v3.0

No Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Dimensions

114.o x 50.0 x 12.5 mm

107.0 x 44.8 x 14.3 mm

Weight

100.5 g

70 g

*Price

€65(around ₹4,600)

€15(around ₹1,063)

*Price as quoted by Nokia.

The new Nokia 105, which is expected to cost a little over ₹1,000, is an inexpensive alternative for first-time mobile users as well as smartphone owners who have apprehensions about losing expensive smartphones in public spaces.

With the launch of the phones, Nokia is trying to re-establish a new order in the mobile phone market, ever since it lost the number one spot to Samsung at the end of 2012.

At the start of 2013, Nokia witnessed record sales of its low-cost Lumia and Asha series mobile phones worldwide. Other reports suggest that Nokia is trying to regain its former glory with its huge line-up of inexpensive feature handset collection targetted at consumers in developing countries like India.

The new Nokia 301 and 305 are expected to roll-out in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Middle East and other developing nations by the second quarter of 2013.

Nokia also unveiled two new mid-range smartphones, Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, at the mobile convention.

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