There is a new feature phone from Nokia to be available in stores later this year probably from October at an affordable price of $29 in the US. We could expect it to be available at Kshs 2500 to Kshs 3000 in Kenya. The good thing about the new phone is that it rekindles the old Nokia feel of quality and great design with its smooth rounded corners and raised island keys. It also comes with “a micro camera” at 0.3MP for snapping some images around. The images will be saved in an extra microSD that sadly you will have to buy separately. You will be allowed to install a microSD as big as 32GB. To share the photos, Nokia 108 comes with the Nokia’s Slam that enables sharing with any other Bluetooth enabled phone. The Slam is compatible with Android and Windows devices.
There are two variants of the phone the Nokia 108 single SIM and Nokia 108 Dual SIM and both will be retailing at the same price point. Nokia said that the phone primarily targets those who have not been able to access simple camera phones as camera phones have been priced more than they can normally afford. So those who are targeting to upgrade from simple feature phones to a feature phone with a camera will find this phone very useful. The phone also offers cool entertainment as it has FM radio and MP3 player with ability to play continuous music up to 40 hours. Added to the entertainment is the old but classic Snake game that was common in all renowned Nokia phones.
On features, Nokia 108 is 110mm in length, 47 mm width and 13.5mm thick weighing about 70grams. It supports GSM (either single or both Dual) and runs on Nokia’s Series 30+ software. It is powered by a 950mAh battery that offers 600 hours standby time and 14 hours talk time. The screen is a 1.8 inches with 64K color LCD display and a resolution of 160 x 128 pixels. Nokia 108 is seen as an upgrade of Nokia 105 that had 1.4 inches screen but had no camera. Nokia 108 is a phone that you would buy as your second phone or as a phone you would want to use when you want a break from the busy online community.