HMD Global announces a first device featuring the Nokia name-- the Nokia 150, a bare-bones feature phone near identical to the Nokia 216, the last device released by Microsoft bearing the brand.
Being a basic phone, the Nokia 150 does not offer much in terms of features. It has a 2.4-inch display, VGA camera, a battery offering up to 22 hours of talk time on a single charge, FM Radio, MP3 player and a choice of single- or dual-SIM connectivity. Production comes through Foxconn subsidiary FIH.
HMD Global acquired the Nokia brand together with the feature phone business (including brands, software, design, rights and a Vietnam manufacturing facility) back in May 2016. For those wondering whether the once famous name will appear on Android-powered smartphones and tablets, HMD CEO Arto Nummela recently told The Economic Times such devices will hit the market on H1 2017. As such, expect the company to make an announcement or two at Mobile World Congress 2017.
The Nokia 150 rolls out in European markets on Q1 2017.