Microsoft has just released its Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM counterpart. This new featured phone relies on the aluminium build and has front facing flash and comes to the consumers at an easily affordable price.
Nokia 230 features a 2.8 inch QVGA display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. There is a 16MB RAM, which reminds of the simpler times, but that is not enough for the series 30+ to run Opera Mini, Bing Search and MSN weather. There is no internal storage but the phone is provided with a microSD card slot of 32GB.
Nokia has provided this handset with a 2MP rear snapper which is capable of shooting images to 1,600 x 1,200 pixels resolution. This camera can also capture videos at 240 pixels at 15 focal points. Nokia 230 has a flash as well but most important thing is its 2MP front facing snapper which can also capture high resolution VGA videos.
It has been provided with a basic set of wireless connectivity options with only dual band 900 MHz/1800 MHz GSM support and Bluetooth 3.0. There is a FM radio receiver, a micro USB port that takes care of charging and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
This phone measures 124.6 x 53.4 x 10.9 mm dimensionally and weighs 91.8 grams. It’s mostly made of polycarbonate but has been provided with a sand blasted aluminium back cover for a touch of premium on a $55 device. It’s provided with 1,200 mAh battery which promises to deliver 27 days of standby on a single SIM version and 22 days for dual SIM.