Microsoft unveils a new feature phone, the Nokia 216, with up to 24 days of battery life

Microsoft just announced a new handset, and no, it's not another Lumia or the rumored Surface Phone. The company today unveiled the Nokia 216, a new feature phone.

The device comes before Microsoft completes its sale of its Nokia rights and feature phone division to Foxconn's FIH Mobile for $350 million.

The Nokia 216 has a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, with a resolution of 320x240. It packs 16 MB of RAM, 0.3MP rear and front-facing cameras, which are both accompanied by a flash. The device's storage can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. It runs Series 30+ OS, which Microsoft is using for its feature devices. It has a headphone jack as well.

Moreover, it comes with a built-in torchlight, FM radio, MP3 and video player. You can also take advantage of built-in apps, such as Opera Mini, Opera Store, Bing search, and MSN Weather. Owners of these devices are also entitled to a free download every month for one year of one Gameloft game.

The Nokia 216 can last 24 days on standby, with a maximum talk time of 18 hours. It has extra features like Glance Screen, Facebook, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for IPv6, among many others.

It will be available for Indian customers next month, and it comes with a price tag of Rs 2,495 ($37).

Source: Microsoft

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