HMD launches Nokia 150, Nokia 150 Dual-SIM Phones at Rs 1700 (US $26)

by Karthik Iyer 6

HMD Global, the Finnish company, making phones for Nokia has now announced two new phones today. The company has just launched the Nokia 150 and the Nokia 150 Dual SIM phones just two weeks after it entered the market as the new brand to make Nokia phones. While these are new phones from the company, they are nothing like what you might be expecting. These two new devices are basic handsets which are priced at $26 which roughly translates to about 1700 INR. These are basic feature phones on the lines of previously launched Nokia handsets like Nokia 105, 216, etc.

The newly launched Nokia 150 and the Nokia 150 Dual SIM, dubbed as the affordable and durable phones closely resembles the old Nokia feature which most of us know. Apart from the dual-SIM capability, both of them share the exact same set of features and functionalities. Talking about the specs of this device, we are looking at a 2.4″ display on the front with a physical keyboard. Yes, they are back. Other noteworthy features include Bluetooth, FM Radio, MP3 Player and a microSD card slot for expanding your storage.

Both the Nokia 150 and the Nokia 150 Dual-SIM come with a VGA camera at the back along with a LED light which can be used a torchlight. At this point with the Physical keyboard and the torch light, all we can think of are the old ultra durable Nokia phones. Let’s hope this one also follows the tradition. The phone is also said to have an outstanding battery life with a talk time of 22 hours and standby times upto 31 days for the single SIM variant and 25 days for the dual-sim variant. And if yo can use a micro USB cable to recharge the battery.

Being a basic feature phone, you can’t expect much from these phones, but they do come pre-installed with games including classic Snake Xenzia and others. Both the phones will be available to purchase globally in select markets like Europe, Asia, and Africa starting next quarter, and as mentioned earlier, it is priced at about $26 which should attract a lot of people who are looking to buy basic devices in this modern world of smartphones. India being one of the markets where the basic phones are still selling like hot cakes, expect these phones to drop in the Indian market as well by next quarter. With that said, if you want to know more about the availability of these two phones, then be sure to stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more details on them.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.