After the local release of Nokia’s 2018 midrange phones, as headed by the Nokia 8.1, HMD Global announces the following feature phones — Nokia 220 4G and Nokia 105. The former handset has a price of EUR 39 or roughly P2,000 Philippine peso, while the latter is yet to be priced.
Nokia 220 Now with 4G
Both models are succeeding their 2017 predecessors. In the case of the Nokia 220 4G, there’s added 4G/LTE support. Although it accepts two SIM cards (one nano and one micro), it’s unsure whether both support 4G. Also, there’s a model that accepts a single nano sim only. According to HMD, the network upgrade is for making HD phone calls. Interestingly, 3G support is absent. In other words, the signal will go from 4G to 2G depending on the coverage.
As for the rest of the specs, the Nokia 220 4G has a curvier build as wrapped by its hard shell case that continues to the old school keypad. It runs on the company’s Feature OS with 24MB storage and 16MB RAM. The battery is rated at 1200mAh, chargeable via micro USB, with up to 17 days standby time and up to 6.3 hours of call time.
Nokia 105 Now Official
A very slight design change is seen from the Nokia 105, thanks to that slightly taller build. However, the keypad is off rubber style that has its keys separated for easy typing. With 800mAh battery, it can last up to 14.4 hrs of call time and up to 25.8 days on standby. If you’re wondering why it lasts longer than the Nokia 220, that’s because it only uses the 2G network. It runs on Nokia Series 30+ OS with 4MB RAM and 4MB storage. Also, there’s a headphone jack.
HMD Global remains quiet about its price tag but we can expect it to be cheaper than the Nokia 220 4G.