Though the Nokia 301 release date hasn’t been announced as yet, the device will be up for sale in this quarter itself and the basic phone is not likely to dig a deep hole in users’ pockets as it carries an affordable price tag of €65 excluding taxes. Apart from this, the Finnish manufacturer has introduced the 105, Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 as well.
It is a basic phone which can be employed for the purpose of browsing the web on 2G as well as 3G network speeds. Its exterior measures 114 x 50 x 12.5 millimeters and weighs in at 102 grams. The front side is dominated by a QVGA TFT LCD transmissive display of 2.4 inches with a pixel density of 166ppi as well as an alphanumeric keyboard. It is well suited for people who cannot get used to the QWERTY type keypad or touchscreens.
It tags along 64MB of RAM and 256MB of internal memory as well as an expansion slot to extend support to a microSD card of up to 32GB capacity. The other connectivity options include a charging port and a 3.5mm AV jack. Considering that it comes with Bluetooth 3.0, prospective users can transfer digital content wirelessly to compatible gadgets.
And what’s more, the phone gets steam from a 1200mAh standard battery and its single SIM version can cough up the juice for standby time of about 39 days in the 3G mode. Its dual SIM variant sustains for about 34 days in 3G. The mobile gadget claims to provide maximum talk time of about 20 hours in 2G.
A 3.2MP fixed focus camera with attributes like 3x digital zoom and the ability to capture decent-quality movies at 30fps, rests on the rear side. Integrated with FM radio, it keeps users entertained at all times as it is compatible with audio and video formats like WAV, AAC, AMR, AAC, AVI, 3GP, AWB, 3GP and many more.
The Nokia 301 is geared up to be released in Q1 2013.
Specifications of the feature phone at a glance:
– Pixel density: 166ppi
– Alphanumeric keyboard
– 64MB of RAM
– 256MB internal memory
– Expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card
– 1200mAh standard battery
– 3.2MP fixed focus rear camera
– 2G, 3G
– Single or dual SIM card slots