New Owners, HMD Unveils Its First Set of New Nokia Phones


HMD, the company now offering devices using the Nokia brand, announced its first new product, although it was an extension to the existing Nokia feature phone rather than a (highly-anticipated) smartphone.

The Finland-headquartered start-up said its business is based on “an existing feature phone business and a new smartphone line”, and the new Nokia 150 joins “best sellers like Nokia 105, Nokia 216 and Nokia 230” – launched by Microsoft, the business’ previous owner.

The various deals necessary to enable HMD to start business – including its acquisition of the Microsoft feature phone business – completed earlier this month.

While the Nokia brand has been absent from the smartphone space for some time now (Microsoft instead transitioning to Lumia for this line), it has been a constant for feature phones.

With a target price of $26 before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia 150 specifications are understandably basic.

Nokia 150 has a 2.4-inch (240×320 pixel) screen, VGA camera, microSD memory card, torch, FM radio and MP3 player. A dual-SIM version is also available.

Availability will start in APAC, IMEA and Europe in the first quarter of 2017.

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