HMD has shown us that it mean business as it has refreshed two classic Nokia feature phones – the Nokia 106 and Nokia 230. This is when Simplicity is takes charge, but the refreshed 106 comes with several improved features. The 230 just comes in new colours.
The Nokia 106 is a revision of the old model. The major addition here is the addition of a second SIM slot. The phone has еьтра memory too, bumping up the contact storage to 2,000 (up from 500) and 500 text messages. The RAM is up to 4MB (note the “M”).
There’s no camera as you can imagine, there’s not enough storage for photos and the 1.8” 120 x 160px screen wouldn’t make for a great viewfinder. It’s perfect for some Snake Xenzia gaming, though.
Anyway, perhaps the best feature of the Nokia 106 is the polycarbonate body. The material is mixed with paint, so it’s the same color throughout, which makes scratches less noticeable. You can have the phone in any color you want, as long as it’s Dark Gray.
The other cool thing about the 106 is the 800mAh battery promises 15 hours of talk time – a forgotten joy of feature phones.
Nokia 106 Specifications
- 2G: GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
Announcement & Availability
- Announced: November, 2018
- Availability: November, 2018
- Dimensions: 111.2 x 49.5 x 14.4 mm
- Weight: 70.2 g
- Build: Plastic body
- Colours: Black
SIM Type & Count
- Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: TFT, 65K colors
- Size: 1.8 inches, 10.0 cm2 (~18.2% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 120 x 160 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~111 ppi density)
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6261D
- RAM: 4 MB
- Internal Storage: 4 MB
- External Storage: No
- Phonebook: Yes
- Call records: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm jack: TBC
- WLAN: No
- Bluetooth: No
- GPS: No
- USB: microUSB 2.0 (charging only)
- Messaging: SMS
- Browser: No
- Games: Yes
- Removable Li-Ion 800 mAh battery
- Launched Price: $23
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