As expected Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, will have to go after the market left out by its competitors in a bid to reclaim its dominance in feature phones category. Just today, Nokia Asha 206 was announced and it brought back memories of the phased out model, Nokia 6300. For a company that’s salvaging anything just to help out with its overall sales performance, it is never a surprise to see new and affordable devices released every now and then.
Nokia Asha 206 will come with 2.4-inch QVGA display. A feature phone like this would need, at least, a colored display no matter how terrible the pictures will be. But the thing is, the company has always been serious in making displays of its mobile phones better and so, if you are one of the people who might want to get a device for calls, text messages and occasional surfing, you really don’t have to worry about it.
Perhaps, one of the things you cannot expect from devices like this is a huge internal memory. That said, Asha 206 comes packed with just 64MB memory for storage, although, you have an option to put in a microSD card up to 32GB as a slot is available. When it comes to connectivity, this phone has everything but WLAN; it supports Bluetooth 2.1, EDGE, GPRS and a micro USB.
If you are a photography enthusiast, this is not the kind of phone you would surely get. It only has a 1.3-megapixel sensor for its primary snapper that would give you pictures with 1280 x 960 pixels resolution or record a video of 15 frames per second. These specs are definitely not impressive, or close to being called as such, but they’re decent enough for a feature phone like it.
Impressively, Nokia has given this device a considerably huge Li-Ion battery pack of 1100mAh that could last up to 20 hours of straight talk time, or 41 hours of music playback. Others may overlook its importance but having longer battery life is one thing you could really be grateful for in a device that comes with unimpressive specs.
We just learned that Nokia is also going to release Nokia Asha 205. And yes, it will come with fewer features and lower specs than Asha 206.