Earlier this year during the Mobile World Congress Finland based global mobile handset making company Nokia announced that very soon it would launch a new dual SIM feature phone. This Thursday the company finally launched the Nokia 301, and now it is available online in India with a price tag of Rs 5,149.
Currently the feature phone has been listed at the website of e-Commerce firm Flipkart (See here), and Nokia India is providing a warranty period of 1 year with it. The color variants of the said phone are Black, Cyan and Magenta.
Nowadays Nokia is giving extra priorities towards the design of its handsets, and it is carrying forward that trend in this new phone too. The approach of the Finnish company is quite clear now, as just like the high end Lumia phones, the Nokia 301 too is featuring multiple colors.
The Nokia 301 has a 2.4-inch long LCD screen that offers resolution of 240*320 pixels. It has an alphanumeric keypad which makes it stand apart from the other phones of its range. Users can use dual SIM in it, and it is dual stand by phone too. But the best part is it also offers 3G connectivity which is the current need of the youths of India. This feature phone runs on the platform of Nokia’s very own Series 40 Operating System.
Nokia Xpress Browser is preloaded in the coming device, and if we go by the Nokia’s claim then the browser now offers up to more than 90% data efficiency. Various reliable sources are now touting the phone by calling it "the most affordable Nokia device to offer video streaming". The Nokia 301 was inspired by the cool digital camera lenses that Lumia Smartphones features. So it is easily understandable that the feature phone is having advanced and useful camera qualities.
The Nokia 301 will provide "Sequential shot” with the help of its 3.2-megapixel camera. These shot allow a user multiple pictures (3-5) in a row. The camera also supports self-timer, Panorama mode and a few other general camera features. That’s not all; the mobile making company has also added a simple self portrait assistant with the ability of voice integration. This new thing will tell its owner to move the camera up, down, right, left to centre to adjust the face for the best possible shot.
The new phone also has a dedicated app called Nokia Slam which helps a user to easily share pictures with friends or families via Bluetooth. Basically it is the easiest way to share images as well as files to other basic phones. Even the pairing of on Bluetooth will not be needed as a good result of it. The best part is it not only works with the Nokia phones but also the other non-Nokia devices too. The Nokia 301 has a cool FM radio with the live record facility, and it weighs only 102 grams.
Here we are listing some key specifications of Nokia 301
1) 2.4-inch LCD Screen
2) 240*320 pixels screen resolution
3) 3.2-megapixel rear camera (with Panorama and Sequential shot modes)
4) Dual-SIM, dual-standby
5) Nokia Series 40 operating system
6) 3G, Bluetooth 3.0 (with Nokia Slam)
7) 64MB internal memory (can be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card)
8) 1200 mAh battery
We think Nokia has launched this feature phone to take on Samsung’s Galaxy Star which the Korean company unveiled few days back in the Indian market. Will you go for Nokia 301? Which one is the best according to you? We would like to know these from your side. So please feel free to comment.