The term "feature phone" has been taken over by smartphones for several years now. However, Microsoft is not giving up on the said phone. With the Nokia name in tow, Microsoft is gearing up to release the "Nokia 215" shortly.

Reportedly, the Nokia 215 will be offered as a single-SIM variant and also as a dual-SIM model. Furthermore, the device supports all the standard connectivity options, in addition to providing good battery life. Notably, the price of the Nokia 215 is $30, without a contract, says Lumia Conversations. Nonetheless, the aforesaid price does not include taxes and subsidies.

When it comes to the default Web browser, the Nokia 215 will apparently use Opera Mini for general browsing. And this feature phone is capable of handling social networking sites like Facebook app, Facebook Messenger and Twitter. Additionally, the search functionality is handled by Bing Search and MSN Weather also comes pre-loaded, notes GSM Arena.

Furthermore, the data access will be taken care via 2G and EDGE (dual band) connections. When it comes to key features, the Nokia 215 will reportedly feature a 2.4-inch QVGA display, complemented by 240 x 320 pixels resolution. Plus, this Nokia handset will reportedly use Series 30+ software platform. For those unfamiliar, the Series 30 software platform is a user interface founded by Nokia and presently the platform is under Microsoft's control for developing Nokia-branded handsets. The feature phones that use this platform are Nokia 105, Nokia 107 and Nokia 130.

Moreover, the Nokia 215 will also support Bluetooth v3.0 with SLAM for file sharing. Also, the handset comes with FM radio connectivity on board and the owners can get up to 45 hours of continuous radio time. In case, the MP3 audio is used, the owners will get a good 50 hours of battery time. Moving on to the memory configuration, this feature phone comes with microSD card slot for expansion up to 32 GB. As far as the battery specification goes, Nokia has upped its ante by offering a good 1,100 mAh battery unit. This battery unit has the ability to provide up to 20 hours of talk time and 29 days of stand-by time for the single-SIM variant. The dual-SIM model, on the other hand, will provide up to 21 days of stand-by time.

With respect to the on board camera, there is a very basic 0.3 MP shooter at the rear. As one would expect, there is no front-facing shooter in this feature phone. Plus, this camera can capture videos at QVGA resolution and 15 fps frame-rate. Lastly, there is an LED provided on the top of the phone, which can be used as a flashlight. However, the same cannot be used as a camera flash, as it is nowhere near the camera unit. Both Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 dual-SIM will be released in selected markets and the target countries include Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

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