Nokia is still consolidating it’s presence in the entry level feature phone category, a market that matters very much to Nokia. This is where the numbers are. Now the Nokia 515 is the device that Nokia introduced with a launch in Russia of a device that was designed for the style conscious consumer.
“When designing the Nokia 515 we set out to create a beautifully designed phone that people will be proud to own,” said Peter Griffith, Head of Mobile Phones Industrial Design at Nokia. “We believe we’ve achieved that – the Nokia 515 is designed for people who prefer classic design, crafted to perfection and with the functionality they need for everyday use. We have created something that performs stunningly, without compromise.”
The Nokia 515 is designed with a curved Gorilla Glass 2 display that is polarised for use in sunlight. The numerical keypad is made of hardened polycarbonare resin while the back is a unibody made of aluminium.
The Nokia 515 will have both a Dual-SIM and single SIM variant, weigh 101.1 grams, with 114 x 48 x 11 mm dimensions. It has 256MB flash memory with microSD support of 32GB, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5G connectivity, microUSB slot supporting data transfer and charging, 2.4″ QVGA LCD RGB Display, non-removable battery with 38 days standby time, 10.4 hours talk time on 2G and 5.3 hours on 3G.
The camera is a 5MP full focus EDoF with 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution and a LED Flash. It has camera applications like panorama, sequential shots with ability to capture 5 shots at a click and the self portrait feature with voice prompt already available on the Nokia 210.
The 515 comes with Facebook, Twitter and Nimbuzz pre-installed, mail app comes with Mail for Exchange and the keen person will notice that this is the first feature phone in many months to come without the free 40 EA games package plastered all over, it’s kind of a compromise of the use of metal design.
The device will be available in two colours, black and white starting September at the price of EUR 115 ($149/Kshs 13,200) before taxes and subsidies and will start selling in Russia, Germany, Switzerland and Poland.