Microsoft Has Unveiled It’s Latest Feature Phone The Nokia 216
Contrary to the fact that Microsoft revealed its plans of selling its upcoming feature phone business to FIH mobile in May, a new brand of phone from the tech giant, the Nokia 216 was announced yesterday.
Recent rumors have been mingling that this might be the very last phone produced by the company, though they released an official statement saying that they will still be in charge of feature phone business until the deal is wrapped. One of the representatives of the company has this to say:
In May 2016, we announced Microsoft reached an agreement to sell the company’s entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global Oy. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. Until the closing of the transaction, Microsoft continues to run the feature phone business.
The phone is equipped with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen and a 0.3 Megapixel camera on the front and back. It also runs on Series 30 OS with the Opera Mobile browser. It also has a single and dual-SIM variants and three different colors of the device are available. A battery capacity of 1,020 mAh powers the phone which can last up to 19 days on standby when fully charged and has about 18 hours of talk time.
The device will be available in India for a price of $37 as from next month.