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Nokia releases the 6300 4G button-phone in the US for $70

The 6300 4G/LTE is now available in the US. (Source: Nokia)
The 6300 4G/LTE is now available in the US. (Source: Nokia)
US consumers looking for an ultra-cheap, ultra-simple phone with some modern features such as 4G/LTE and Google Assistant now have a new option, courtesy of Nokia. It now sells its 6300 comeback at a price of US$69.99. This buys all that the world's most prominent "alternative" mobile system KaiOS has to offer, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

HMD Global's chief product officer Juho Sarvikas has tweeted a hype-post for Nokia's latest product to arrive on the US market. It is not a Verizon-exclusive version of one of its Android phones this time, however, but one of its new feature-phone reboots instead.

These new devices under the classic names of 8000 and 6300 are very much feature (albeit unfortunately not slider) phones, down to their rare tiny form-factors and physical buttons. The latter has a 2.4-inch QVGA display on the other half of its front panel, and has as a single VGA shooter on its plastic rear panel.

The 6300 4G/LTE is powered by the Snapdragon 210, half a gigabyte of RAM (who ever thought that would be seen again) and 4GB of internal storage. Then again, not much more is required to run its OS, which is the world's third largest and acts as a cost-effective alternative to Android or iOS.

Therefore, it may be best for those looking for a very basic mobile experience. Then again, its version of KaiOS also allows for the option of YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp and Google Assistant support. In addition, the 6300 4G/LTE acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot to share its SIM-conferred data on other devices.

Furthermore, the new 6300 is one of a shrinking number of new phones that can use FM radio, for which it also has a rare 3.5mm jack. It is available in its White, Light Charcoal or Cyan Green colorways on Nokia's US website from now.

Alternatively, the Nokia 8.3 5G is available on Amazon


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02-13 (Update: 2021-02-13)