Microsoft launched their latest handset in the market today. The multinational company said the Nokia 230 is powered with 2MP camera, which is "perfect for taking and sharing selfies." This affordable phone will surely satisfy the practical buyers.
The device has a dual-sim feature. It comes with very modest specifications like a 2.8-inch display with a 240 x 320-pixel resolution, making it perfect for everyday use. The phone has touchscreen feature as well as physical button functions.
The company boasts the device as a great tool for taking selfies. The phone's camera has rear and front LED flash. It can record videos with 480 pixels for the front camera and 320x240 resolution videos for the rear camera.
For its design, the Nokia 230 is available in black or white colors. The developers also introduced a consistent gray, sand-blasted aluminum back cover common to both colors. The aluminum cover matches the main color option that results in a slicker look than its predecessor Nokia phones.
The phone runs on the Nokia Series 30+ operating system. It is also powered with 16 MB of RAM paired with a microSD card slot that can be upgraded up to 32 GB internal memory. The battery power of this phone is amazing. The device has a standby time of 27 days, thanks to its 1,200 mAh battery. Also, it lasts up to 23 hours of 2G talk time, and 52 hours of music playback.
The device has pre-installed apps like Bling Search (Google-like search engine), Opera Mini and MSN Weather (for user's meteorological assistance). Users can also download one free Gameloft game every month for a year, and with more apps in the Opera Store.
However, the Nokia 230 comes in as the prices of smartphones nudge up against the Nokia 230's $55 tag. That price is not too far from the cheapest Microsoft handset, such as the Lumia 430, which costs $70.
According to Google, it would take two years before the price of smartphones goes down to the $50 level. Experts said that if the price of smartphones comes at that point, it would be a huge change for emerging markets.
The Nokia 230 will be available in India in December, while Asia and the Middle East countries will soon follow in 2016.