Nokia has launched a brand new cell phone that wants charging lower than as soon as a month and prices simply £13 to purchase.
The Nokia 105 is a fundamental text-and-call telephone geared toward cell markets within the growing world the place electrical energy sources could also be scarce or unreliable, however it’s prone to show successful within the west too as a back-up or emergency gadget.
The 105, which is ready to go on sale within the subsequent few weeks, comes with a full-colour display, torch and FM radio, and might clearly make telephone calls and ship and obtain SMS messages too.
However the important thing characteristic of the brand new Nokia is its unbelievable battery life which, in keeping with the Finnish firm’s press spokesperson Pekka Haverinen, is round 35 days on a single cost.
That characteristic will show helpful within the growing world, the place intermittent electrical energy sources imply cellphones can’t be frequently or reliably charged for weeks at a time.
It’s going to additionally certainly entice western sensible telephone customers who, regardless of having fun with the high-tech apps and options of their costlier gadgets, frequently complain of unpredictable battery drain leaving a completely charged telephone useless in well-under 24 hours.
Advanced apps and features inflicting crashes and requiring resets are additionally a typical reliability drawback with many top-selling gadgets.
Consequently, an rising variety of sensible telephone customers are opting to hold low cost and technologically fundamental ‘back-up telephones’.
These easy gadgets could be higher relied on to not crash in an emergency, and their relative lack of options means battery life is often days not hours.
The 105 marks the newest try by Nokia to dominate the ultra-low cost-focussed growing cell market, having misplaced floor to Samsung and Apple within the sensible telephone sector lately.