Today Nokia has officially announced two new cost-friendly handsets named Nokia 207 and Nokia 208. The company is expected to start shipping these affordable phones worldwide in various bright colors by Q3 of this year.
Both the devices look almost identical in terms of hardware with some minor differences which give them a unique identity of their own. The duet runs on the Series 40 mobile operating system and hence lacks the recently revamped Asha interface which was seen on the Nokia Asha 501 platform.
The new Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 are designed to offer speedy Internet access in a versatile package. They bring high quality construction, a full set of contemporary phone features and a modern design to a classic ‘candybar’ phone.
These feature phones from Nokia sport a 2.4-inch QVGA display along with the screen resolution of 320x240p, 64MB of RAM, 256MB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via MicroSD card slot and a 1020mAH battery. Noticeably, Nokia has claimed that the phones can go more than a month on stand-by without being getting charged or say they do not need a recharge meanwhile.
Though, both measure 114.2×50.9×12.8mm with a slight difference in their weights. The Nokia 207 weighs 89.6gm while the Nokia 208 is 90.5gm heavy. This extra gram in case of 208 seems to be due to the presence of a 1.3-megapixel rear-facing camera which is not backed by 207.
The two phones also support high internet speeds up to 3.5G that offers fast access to online services like Nokia Xpress Browser, video streaming from YouTube and many others. In addition, they come with several pre-installed social apps such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
Moreover, both the devices will come with Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity that enables Slam Sharing, a MicroUSB port for PC sync and charging, a 3.5mm AV connector, and AHJ headphone support.
The company says that these phones are splash-proof because they lack gaps between the keys. Further, their overall shape is a two-piece “cup-style“ shell design similar to the Nokia Lumia 520; hence you can remove or replace the back shell with various color of your choice.
Nokia will introduce its Nokia 208 in single-SIM and dual-SIM flavors. The dual-SIM version of Nokia 208 will be boosted by the “Easy Swap” technology that will enable instant SIM card switching inspite of the handset being in the switched-on state.
The red, cyan, white and black variants of Nokia 207, 208 and 208 dual-SIM are expected to start shipping in Q3 of this year for around $68. However, the cost of these phones seems to be a bit higher than the Nokia 203 and Asha 205 which were announced last November.