Nokia 222 and Nokia 222 Dual SIM are the company’s new low-cost Internet-enabled mobile phones priced below the Rs. 2,500 mark

By August 26th, 2015 AT 7:03 AM

Even though Microsoft acquired Nokia to save Windows Phone from dying and to continue its smartphone efforts, it didn’t kill Nokia’s feature phone lineup. After launching the Nokia 220 and the Nokia 220 Dual SIM last year, the company is ready to serve the audience that doesn’t want to buy touchscreen smartphones. It has announced two new low-cost Internet-enabled mobile phones, the Nokia 222 and the Nokia 222 Dual SIM.

Nokia 222

The Nokia 222 and the Nokia 222 Dual SIM feature 2.4-inch QVGA LCD displays, 2-megapixel cameras, and a good old T9 keypad. These devices run on Nokia’s legacy Series 30+ platform and rely on 2G connectivity for calls, messages, and web browsing. There’s a microSD card slot that is compatible with cards that have capacities of upto 32GB, which can be used to store music, videos, and images.

In terms of connectivity, these devices come with 2G SIM card slots, Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM, FM Radio, and a microUSB 2.0 port. There’s an LED flashlight that comes handy in emergency situations. An 1,100 mAh battery that comes with this device is good enough to last days after a full charge.

Nokia 222 Dual SIM

Nokia 222 and Nokia 222 Dual SIM Specifications

  • 2.4-inch LCD display, 320 x 240 pixels, T9 Keypad
  • 2-megapixel camera and LED flash light
  • MicroSD card slot (upto 32GB)
  • Series 30 Platform, Bing Search, Facebook, GroupMe by Skype, Messenger, MSN Weather, Opera Mini Browser, and Twitter
  • Single-SIM/Dual-SIM, 2G, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, SLAM, MicroUSB 2.0
  • 1,100 mAh battery, 116 x 50 x 12.9; 79 grams

Both these devices will be available in Black and White colours with price tags starting somewhere around Rs. 2,500. The Nokia 222 and the Nokia 222 Dual SIM will be available globally starting next month. Since the smartphone boom that happened a few years ago, especially after Android brought access to smartphones on the cheap, there hasn’t been much innovation in the feature phone segment. However, there is still a lot of demand for feature phones, especially from those who don’t want to use touchscreen devices or those who find those smartphone operating systems hard to use. Most of these customers are elderly people like my grandmother who don’t want much from a mobile phone except its calling abilities.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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Harsh

I wish there had been an upgrade version of Nokia Asha 200 Dual Sim. I have been using it for 5 years and its an awesome device.

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Instead Of this crap, Nokia/Microsoft should focus on sub-3000 Rupees smartphone. Google already started working in this direction.

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