Microsoft intros Nokia 222 feature phone
Although Samsung seems to have dropped completely the feature phone niche, Microsoft keeps launching cheap handsets that offer impressive battery life and a durable build, also adding basic Internet features to the package. Such a handset is the Nokia 222, a cheap Internet-enabled feature phone that will hit the market next month for less than $40 USD.
Microsoft Nokia 222 will be available in a single SIM and a dual SIM variant and its highlights include the following:
- Display: 2.4-inch QVGA
- Operating system: Nokia Series 30+
- Camera: 2 MP
- External memory: up to 32 GB microSD supported
- Battery/Autonomy: BL-5C, 1100 mAh; up to 20 hours talk time and 29 days standby (21 days for the dual-SIM variant)
The handset comes loaded with GroupMe by Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Messenger while users will be able to download a free Gameloft game per month for the first year after the purchase. The Nokia 222 can run titles such as Midnight Pool 3 or Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.
According to Microsoft's official blog post that announces the Nokia 222, this phone "will be available globally in select markets starting rollout in September priced at $37 USD before local taxes and subsidies."