Nokia has just added a new low end handset to its range earlier today. The device, called the Nokia 515 is not part of its Asha range and gets a classic candybar design – a welcome change from todays full touchscreen slab phones. Unlike its Asha range, Nokia has tried to differentiate the 515 by making it using high quality materials and thereby lending it a premium feel. The Nokia 515 has been made from a single piece of anodised, sandblasted aluminium – a process unheard of in handsets in its class or price range. The phone also gets a curved display protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 2. The phone comes in a single SIM and a dual SIM variant – with the rest of the features remaining the same.
Let’s now delve into the specifications of the device:
- System: 3.5G HSDPA – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 900/2100
- Size and weight: 114 x 48 x 11 mm; 101.1g
- Display: 2.4” QVGA LCD 262k display
- Memory: Up to 256MB flash, support for up to 32GB microSD card
- Connectivity: microUSB port supporting data transfer and charging, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5 mm AV connector, Micro SIM
- Camera: 5 megapixels, LED flash
- Battery life: up to 38 days standby; up to 10.4 hrs talk time (3G: up to 5.3 hrs)
The Nokia 515 boasts of a 5 megapixel camera at the back and gets a few smart features that include sequential shots, smart portrait mode and a panorama mode (that can strangely only pan 100 degrees). Nokia has also added an LED flash for low light imaging. The Nokia 515 also gets its popular Mail for Exchange app as well as the Nokia Xpress Browser which uses data compression while browsing websites. The phone also integrates Facebook, Twitter and Nimbuzz as well as a bunch of applications from the Nokia Store.
The phone would be available in black and white colors for both the variants and will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2013 and would be priced at around the EUR 115 mark.