Despite smartphones’ nearly complete takeover of the mobile market, Nokia is staying committed to the feature phone game, at least for the time being. The Finnish phone maker announced today that it will be releasing two affordable phones aimed at emerging markets, the Nokia 207 and the 208 (which also has a Dual SIM variant).
Though the phones both feature the traditional “candybar” feature phone design, complete with keyboard, they are also equipped with 3G connectivity. Both phones also feature 2.4-inch displays with brightness control and RGB stripe.
The 208 has a 1.3-megapixel rear-facing camera, whereas the 207 is not equipped with a camera. Talk time for the 207 and 208 tops out around 33 days of standby, while the battery life for the 208 Dual SIM is roughly 20 days on standby. As the name suggests, the only difference between the 208 and 208 Dual SIM is that the latter features support for hot-swapping SIM cards.
The phones will be available in red, cyan, yellow, and white and are expected to begin shipping sometime in the third quarter of 2013. While the 207 and 208 are priced at $68, Nokia did not provide a price point for the 208 Dual SIM.