Nokia has unveiled a new set of affordable mobile phones that includes the Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL, Nokia Asha 230 and Nokia Asha 220.
Speaking at the launch, Stephen Elop, Executive Vice President of Nokia’s Devices & Services said that, “Nokia has connected billions of people around the world, and today we demonstrated how our portfolio is designed to connect the next billion people to great experiences.”
According to him, “our deliberate approach is to offer four tiers of products including our affordable entry-level devices like the new Nokia 220; our entry-level Asha touch phones like the new Nokia Asha 230; our new Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL smartphones primarily for growth economies; and our Lumia portfolio, which is where we introduce the greatest innovation and provide full compatibility with the Microsoft experience.”
The Nokia X, comes with a 4″ IPS capacitive display and 3MP camera. The Nokia X+ is optimised for multimedia enthusiasts, who can enjoy even more games, music, photos and video thanks to more memory and storage. Both the Nokia X and Nokia X+ will be available in bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black and white. Nokia XL comes with a 5″ display with 2MP front-facing camera – ideal for Skype video calls – and a 5MP rear-facing, autofocus camera with flash.[blockquote cite=”Nokia”]The entire Nokia X family is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor and supports Dual SIM, to enable users switch SIM cards to get better tariffs.[/blockquote]
The Nokia XL will be available in bright green, orange, cyan, yellow, black and white. The entire Nokia X family is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor and supports Dual SIM, to enable users switch SIM cards to get better tariffs.
The Nokia X will be available immediately in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, priced at EUR 89 (N20,300) The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are expected to roll out in these markets starting early second quarter, priced at EUR 99 (N22,550) and EUR 109 (N24, 820) respectively.
Nokia also unveiled two further handsets designed for people experiencing the Internet for the first time.
Adding to the popular Asha range of devices, the Nokia Asha 230 is the ideal introduction to full-touch mobile phones. The Nokia Asha 230 includes all the benefits of the Nokia Asha Software Platform, including Fastlane and access to popular social apps like Line, WeChat and WhatsApp.
One swipe up from the lockscreen activates the Nokia Asha 230’s camera, and one touch enables people to share images to their favourite social network. With a forthcoming software update, the Nokia Asha 230 will introduce 7GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive, and the option to automatically back up photos to the cloud.
The Nokia Asha 230 is available in single and dual SIM variants, it will start rolling out immediately across Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. It comes with Fastlane and access to popular social apps like Line, WeChat and WhatsApp. It is priced at EUR 45 (N10,250).
The Nokia 220 is the lowest-priced, data-enabled Nokia phone. It comes with a 2.4″ colour screen, dust- and splash-proof keypad. It also comes with pre-loaded Facebook and Twitter Retail prices for the Nokia 220 start at EUR 29 (N6,600). It will be available for sale immediately in single and dual SIM variants in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.