Nokia has announced two budget feature phones, Nokia 207 and 208. The Nokia 208 comes in single SIM and dual SIM variant while the 207 is a single SIM variant. These are launched in full bright colors like the recent Nokia phones and come in Candybar design. Both the phones look identical with minor differences in features. These are priced at $68 before taxes and local subsidies. Nokia is touting them as affordable handsets but not basic phones.
The main difference between them is that 208 comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera with features like self-portrait, sequential shot and panorama mode. At 1.3MP the camera is there for the name sake and forget about taking any shots with it. 207 is devoid of camera, Nokia says it best fits for carrying to work where camera phones are banned, that’s a good point indeed.
One thing that sets these phones apart from feature phones is that they support 3.5G HSPA, so you can enjoy Internet on your phone. Also these phones come pre-loaded with social apps like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. You can download other apps from the Nokia store. You can also use these phones to tether internet connection using a USB cable. Wi-Fi option is not available though, but Bluetooth is supported.
Both these phones have dimensions of 114.2 x 50.9 x 12.8mm, 207 weighs 89.63gms and 208 weighs 90.59gms. The feature a 2.4-inch QVGA screen. Other specifications include Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB, 3.5mm audio jack and support for micro SD card. They come with 1020mAh battery and according to Nokia that gives 12 hours of talk time on 2G and more than a month’s standby time. Both these phones only support micro SIM cards as this going to be the norm in future.
Availability & Pricing: Nokia 207 and 208 will be available from the third quarter this year, exact date and region availability is not mentioned. They will cost $68 (~ Rs.4000) before taxes and local subsidies. Both these phones are available in Red, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black colors