Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced the launching of the new Nokia-branded handset, the Nokia 230 and the dual-SIM version.

The new feature phones, which are designed to be robust, have an aluminum back cover available in silver and black colors. It runs on the operating system of the Nokia 30 + Series, it has a 2.8” screen, and it supports memory cards (up to 32GB).

The company made sure that the feature phone gathered a pack of useful functions. Photo: Microsoft.

Also, it will bring to users the major social networks, has a FM radio, and the new feature of two 2 megapixel cameras –one on the back and one on the front. Both of them are equipped with an LED flash, for taking great pictures in light and dark conditions.

One of its strengths is the battery, that promises 23 hours of talk time and 22 to 27 days in standby mode, depending on the model. Added to that, the models support microUSB connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 3.5mm AV connector.

The new mobile device is also pre-loaded with the usual apps, such asthe Opera Mini (for web browsing), Bing Search (similar to Google) and MSN Weather. The 2.5G support assures users that they will be able to use the apps. But, according to Tech Week Europe, they will need to go back to Mini SIM to fully utilize the connectivity.

The Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM will be available worldwide in 2016, but it will go on sale firs tin Asia and the Middle East from December, followed by “other markets” next year. Regarding the price, the device will cost $55.

Source: Tech Week Europe