The Finnish upstart company, HMD Global seems to be taking the feature phone market very seriously. The fact was proven again as the company has now launched Nokia 106 (2018) which comes as the successor to the original Nokia 106 released way back in August 2013. However, this time, HMD has turned things around and packed in a bunch of improvements to this feature phone. The handset has been designed out of polycarbonate which features “inherent colouring”. HMD Global also promises 21 days of standby time and 15 hours of talk time on this phone. Further, what makes this handset worth noticing is the contoured design which lends this feature phone a more ergonomic look.
Nokia 106 (2018): Features and Specifications
The Nokia 106 (2018) supports dual-SIM and sports a 1.8-inch QQVGA screen with a 160×120 pixels resolution and TFT display. Under the hood, the Nokia 106 (2018) comes powered by the MediaTek MT6261D SoC which is paired with 4MB of RAM. The phone also offers 4MB of internal storage. There is a micro-USB port for charging and this one also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset also supports FM radio and LED flashlight. The battery on the device is an 800mAh unit and the dimensions of the phone measure 111.15 x 49.5 x 14.4 mm.
The Nokia 6 (2018) also offers many trial version games which are further available for purchase. Some of these games included much-known titles like Nitro Racing, Tetris, Danger Dash, and others. Users will also get to see the iconic Snake Xenzia.
Along with this revamped release of the Nokia 106 (2018), HMD Global has also launched the Light Grey and Dark Blue colour variants of the Nokia 230 that were previously launched only in Black and Silver colour back in 2015.
Nokia 106 (2018) Pricing
The Nokia 106 (2018) bears a Russian price tag of RUB 1,590 which translates to roughly Rs 1,700. Right now, the phone is available in a dark grey colour option, and it will go on sale later this week in Russia. As for the Indian and global pricing of the phone, there has been no hint from HMD Global regarding that.
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