Nokia Shows Off Premium Feature Phone

Nokia today unveiled the Nokia 515, what it describes as being a premium mobile phone made with style-conscious people in mind. The new phone is available in single and dual-SIM variants.

The Nokia 515 features scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 2 and a classic highly polished camera bezel. The chassis is made from aluminum and it is just 11mm thick.

“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.

Other specifications include a 5 megapixel camera and 3.5G HSDPA connectivity.

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Plus, with the pre-installed Transfer app, they can sync contacts directly from a Lumia, other Windows Phone 8 smartphone or Android device. For those who prefer to use a separate phone for voice calls, the Nokia 515 uses the same micro SIM card as typical smartphones.

“Feature phones still make up one half of global handset sales,” said Simon Baker, Program Manager, Mobile Handsets CEMA at IDC. “There is room in the market for a range of feature phone models.”

The Nokia 515 starts to roll out globally in September, starting in Russia, Germany, Switzerland and Poland. It will have a suggested retail price of US$149 before taxes and subsidies.

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