Nokia Mobile unveils the Nokia 106 (Nemo) and Nokia 230 (Pacman) gets new color options

Nokia Mobile unveiled the all-new Nokia 106 at a surprise launch event held on Twitter. Nokia 106 was launched at a lightning speed and the launch event was one of the fastest and the most unique launch events ever. 😉 To be honest, I really liked it. :)

The phone was officially launched on Twitter by Juho Sarvikas - CPO of HMD Global where he also shared the 1st hands-on video of the Nokia 106 aka Nokia Nemo in Dark Grey color. His tweet below:

Nokia 106 is a basic feature made out of strong Polycarbonate material and the design reminds me of the Nokia 1100. Nokia 106 is strictly for those looking for a basic feature phone or a secondary phone that is sturdy and also has a long battery life. You can save up to 500 messages and up to 2000 contacts on the Nokia 106 and the main highlight of this phone is its long battery life. On a single charge, Nokia 106 can give up to 15.7 hours of talk time and a long 21 days of Standby time. Nokia 106 can be charged using a Micro USB charger.

It is a basic feature phone but also comes with a few handy tools like Torchlight and FM Radio. In spare time, you can also play the Classic Snake Xenzia and few other games which come pre-installed.

Nokia 106 will retail for a global average retail price of $18 USD or around Rs.1300/- INR. Juho Sarvikas also shared a few images which can be seen in the tweet below:

Nokia Mobile also refreshed the premium Nokia 230 which was launched back in 2015 by adding two new color options. Nokia 230 aka Nokia Pacman now also comes in Light Grey and Dark Blue colors options. You can check the images of the Nokia 230 in the tweet below:

Read the Official Press Release

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces an addition to its market-leading feature phone porftolio - the Nokia 106, as well as two new colour options for the already popular Nokia 230. Featuring incredible battery life, simplicity and accesible price points, both phones offer the reassurance and reliability expected from a Nokia phone.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global:
“We have always catered to the diverse consumer needs – right from offering premium experiences to our smartphone users to mobile phones that continue to drive connectivity for millions of consumers globally. In 2017, more than 1 billion feature phones were sold which tells us that there are consumers who seek a mobile phone with outstanding battery life, a simple to use interface, great durability – from a trusted brand like Nokia. Nokia phones are synonymous with these qualities and we’re delighted to introduce two additions to our market leading feature phone portfolio.”

Nokia 106: Simply essential

The Nokia 106 features incredible battery life enabling you to talk from sunrise to sunset on a single charge. With up to 15.7 hours talk time and up to 21 days standby time it wont let you down. You can also use a micro-USB charger to power up your Nokia 106.
The Nokia 106 offers an iconic Nokia feature phone design in a tough polycarbonate body. Its inherent colouring means the colour runs through the material, which makes scratches less detectable. Thanks to the contoured design, the Nokia 106 fits perfectly in your hand. The carefully considered spacing between each button on the keymat, makes it easy to dial and text, even in the dark.
Featuring all your everyday essentials, it comes with the classic Snake Xenzia game and can store your entire address book with space to hold up to 2000 contacts. You can light your way with the LED torch, listen to your favourite radio stations with the FM radio and store up to 500 of your favourite SMS messages.

Nokia 230: Perfect for selfies

The popular Nokia 230 is a premium quality, internet-enabled feature phone that is perfect for taking and sharing selfies day and night. Coming in two new colours Dark Blue and Light Grey, the Nokia 230 radiates retro charm to make a real style statement.
The Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM have not one but two 2-megapixel cameras – one on the back and one on the front. Both cameras include LED flash so each and every picture will be well illuminated, day and night.
Enjoy outstanding battery life (up to 23 hours talk time, up to 27 days standby time) and everyday essentials such as built-in torchlight, FM Radio, MP3 and video player.

Pricing and availability

  • Nokia Nemo comes is Dark Grey, and will be available from starting next week for a global average retail price of USD 18.
  • Nokia Pacman comes in two colours: Dark Blue and Light Grey
Source: HMD Global