Microsoft has officially unveiled the Nokia 130 in Kenya.
The Nokia 130 is a feature phone that boasts just the basics in terms of technical specifications and Microsoft sells it under the tag line of being a ‘portable video and music player’.
Microsoft describes the Nokia 130 as ‘a perfect device for people young and old alike who are looking for their first mobile phone, or for those looking for a rock-solid backup phone to use alongside their smartphone’
Here is what the Nokia 130 offers
Nokia 130 Technical Specifications
Display: 1.8 inches
Screen Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
Screen Resolution Density: 114 ppi
Screen Protection: None
Frame Dimensions: 106 x 45.5 x 13.9 mm
Weight: 68.6 g
Micro SD: microSD, up to 32 GB
Rear Camera: None
Secondary Camera: None
Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1020 mAh
Why you should buy the Nokia 130
The highlighted feature of the Nokia 130 is obviously its impressive battery life.
A Li-Ion 1020 mAh battery pack for a Smartphone with just a 1.8 inches display and the basics in connectivity options is reason enough for a 36-day standby battery life for the Single-SIM Nokia 130 variant.
The Nokia 130 has a Dual SIM variant that boasts an equally impressive 26-day standby battery life. To enhance the Nokia 130 multimedia experience, the Smartphone comes with the Bluetooth-enabled SLAM application that allows the swift sharing of audio files. This is complemented by a USB connectivity option to transfer music files from your PC.
I personally was convinced that there is little reason for one to go for feature phones in a market filled with inexpensive Android Smartphones. That was until I found out there are some filthy rich business executives who prefer Nokia feature phones to fancy and luxurious Smartphones such as the Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983.
Price in Kenya
The Nokia 130 has a suggested retail price of about Ksh 2500 in Kenya. This is an entry-level price tag that comes close to the 19 Euros Microsoft Recommended Retail Price (excluding taxes).
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