New Delhi, January 28, 2016: Microsoft today announced the launch of Nokia 230 Dual SIM in India. With the Nokia 230 Dual SIM, Microsoft has set another benchmark in the feature phones category, reinventing the design language with a premium-looking metallic body. The device aims to address the latent need in the market for a superior device in the feature phones category for consumers who are looking for a non-touch experience without compromising on some features associated with touch-enabled smartphones.
|Nokia 230 Dual SIM phone
· 2MP front-and back cameras with LED flash and a shortcut camera key
· Premium metallic body that comes with a large 2.8” screen making it ideal for consumers to browse internet, take and view pictures, play videos and games
· 1200 mAH battery supports 23 hours of talk time and upto 22 days stand by time
· Memory card support of up to 32GB
· Available in attractive Silver and Dark Silver
· Access popular web content with the Opera Mini Browser, Bing Search, and MSN Weather
· FM Radio, MP3 and video player, and Bluetooth audio support for headsets
The Nokia 230 Dual SIM, available at a best buy of INR 3,949, is a premium looking phone in metallic finish, with a beautifully crafted aluminium back cover that feels sturdy and comfortable in the hand. Enhancing the overall phone experience, Nokia 230 Dual SIM comes packed with premium smartphone features such as front and rear cameras with flash, an elegant metallic body and built-in social media capabilities. It also offers a large 2.8” screen making it ideal for consumers to browse the internet.
Speaking at the launch, Ravi Kunwar, Director- North, Microsoft Mobile Devices, “Amidst the burgeoning market for touch-enabled smartphones, there was a latent need in the market for a premium quality, non-touch feature phone with enhanced features.”
“The Nokia 230 Dual SIM has been designed to deliver on that need in the market. The device offers a premium feature phone experience to users, both in terms of the build and design of the device, as well as the usage. We are confident that consumers will relate to the value that the device will add to their mobile phone experience.”
The phone has also been optimized to provide a long-lasting battery life, with over 23 hours of talk time and 22 days standby time, ensuring that consumers stay in-touch and entertained all day long. Nokia 230 Dual SIM offers the consumers affordable connectivity features they need combined with the entertainment features they want. With the launch, Microsoft has underscored its commitment towards connecting the next billion to the internet for the first time.
Tech specs summary:
|Device||Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM|
|Operating system||Nokia Series 30+|
|Display||2,8” QVGA (230*320)|
|Battery||BL-4UL ,1200 mAh|
|Talk time & Standby time||Talk time: up to 23 hours
Standby time: up to 22 days for Dual SIM
|Camera||Main camera: 2MP with LED flash
Front camera: 2MP with LED flash
|Connectivity||900/1800 MHz, micro USB, 3.5mm AV connector, Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM and HSP/HFP profile|
|Memory||Up to 32GB Micro SD supported|
The Nokia 230 Dual SIM will be available in Silver and Dark Silver, and will begin rolling out starting today.
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Battery has limited recharge cycles and battery capacity reduces over time. Eventually the battery may need to be replaced
Memory card sold separately