Tech giant Microsoft has launched a new handset under the Nokia brand – The Nokia 230 Dual SIM handset is aimed at selfie obsessed consumers in developing markets with its price point and the 2-Megapixel front-facing camera. The frontal camera has a dedicated selfie camera key and an LED flash, so selfie fanatics can look at their best.
The Nokia 230 has a durable polycarbonate frame and a sand-blasted aluminum back cover that wraps tightly around the sides of the phone. The 230 is also equipped with fixed focus 2MP rear camera with LED flash, 2.8-inch QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen, 16MB of RAM and 32GB of memory with microSD slot option.
Powering the Nokia 230 is a 1200mAh removable battery, delivering approx 22 days of standby time and 23 hours of 2G call time. With the Nokia 230 you can play games, stream videos, surf the web with Opera Mini browser, search with Bing Search and check the weather with MSN Weather.
Like thousands of cheap Nokia devices, the Nokia 230 Dual SIM has a built-in torchlight and FM radio. With the Nokia 230 however, you can download one free Gameloft game every month for a year, courtesy of Microsoft. The Nokia 230 also comes in a Single-SIM variant and only costs $55 (~£36 – €51 – $76 AUD) and will be available starting December.