HMD Global has announced the Nokia 106, an affordable feature phone destined for the global market. The 106 has a 1.8-inch, 160x120 display that’s a perfect match for the built-in Snake game. (You’ll have to pay for others, though demos are included.) The phone can store up to 2000 contacts, and retain up to 500 SMS messages. Yes, these are the highlights advertised for a device like this.
HMD says the battery lasts “from sunrise to sunset with one charge,” which is something I’d honestly expect from a feature phone. That all-day battery life — 15.7 hours, to be specific — is for active use; the battery “lasts weeks” on standby. That’s 21.9 days, according to the spec sheet. If you want to use this thing solely as an FM radio, it’ll keep cranking out the tunes, ads, and talk radio for up to 36 hours.
The Nokia 106 runs Nokia’s Series 30+ software, is powered by a MTK 6261D CPU, has 4 megabytes of storage, and 4 megabytes of RAM. It weighs just over 70 grams with the 800mAh battery inside and comes with a Micro USB charger. And there’s a headphone jack on this sucker, too. Separately, HMD is also releasing two new colors — dark blue and light gray — of the Nokia 230, another of its feature phones. Both devices are available beginning today, though price varies by region.