Microsoft announces the $55 Nokia 230 designed for internet-enabled application

3:57:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Just recently, Microsoft made both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL available in select countries and they will be coming to Malaysia in December. But, Microsoft Mobile (formerly Nokia) is not all about smartphones as the big chunk of their device sales are on basic phones which are designed specifically to connect people.

Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM specifications

  • 2,8” QVGA (240*320)
  • Nokia Series 30+
  • 2MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 2MP front camerawith LED flash
  • 900/1800 MHz radios
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM
  • Up to 32GB Micro SD card support
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • Dimensions 124.6×53.3×10.9mm (91.8g)

Following the footsteps of the Lumia 950 series, the new Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM comes in two monochromatic colors, white and black. With a sandblasted aluminum back paired with a dual toned color scheme, Microsoft's new basic phone looks strikingly premium compared to the polycarbonate design of the new Windows 10 Lumias and yes,

Even with this premium look and feel, Microsoft didn't do away with the amazing standby time as the Nokia 230 still comes with up to 27 days of standby time for the single SIM model and up to 22 days for the dual SIM variant. That's not all, the measly 1,200mAh battery in today's standard is capable of up to 23 hours of talk time.

The Nokia 230 is not just designed to take calls, it's 2.8" QVGA display enables it to transform into a selfie camera, a camera, a web browser, a device to access Facebook, and many more internet applications. Nokia 230 still runs on Nokia's Series 30+ operating system and users will be able to download both apps and games through the dedicated app store.

At a price of US$ 55 (~MYR 232) excluding taxes and subsidies, the Nokia 230 single and Dual SIM variants will be made available in countries in India, Asia and the Middle East. Did I also mention that the Nokia 230 also doubles as a handy flashlight and the front 2MP camera is also assisted with an LED flash. Pretty awesome Nokia memories with the flashlight feature.