Rumors: An ultra-cheap #Nokia feature phone coming soon *Update*

 

*Update* Chinese leakster Nokibar, which is usually right about upcoming Nokia phones, said that TA-1034 and TA-1010 are going to be versions of once again renewed Nokia 105 which was originally announced back in 2013, and revamped in 2015 by Microsoft. It is obvious that HMD is trying to find its own design language and it seems that some body lines of Nokia 3310 (2017) can be seen here. This is also smart move since Nokia, and later on Microsoft, used Lumia design in s30, or feature phones.

 

We continue to see more and more model numbers of Nokia-branded HMD phones across many regulatory agencies around the world. A phone under the model number TA-1034 passed certification in Indonesia last week and we didn’t have a clue what it was, but now, the same device passed TENAA, China’s regulatory agency, that revealed the pictures of the device.

Apart from TA-1034, another version of the same device under the model number TA-1010 also passed TENAA, but Dual-SIM. We already know that the Nokia 3310 (2017) passed TENAA, and should go on sale in China soon.

TA-1034
TA-1010

What’s interesting about the new device under the model numbers TA-1010 and TA-1034, and I use it to assume the device will be ultra-cheap, is the lack of back camera. Some HMD feature phones, like Nokia 216 or 230, have a front and back camera and retail for about €70-€80. The device in the pictures above could be a successor or a new version of the Nokia 105. The 105’s price was €11 before taxes, and the device, just like the one pictured above, lacks the camera.

HMD’s most famous feature phone, the Nokia 3310 (2017), retails for about €50, and even more in some countries, and in a market that still wants feature phones, HMD needs a lower priced device like a new Nokia 105.

Source: TENAA 1, 2

*Update* Cheers LoveNokia for a tip!

  • It might be named as Nokia 100/110 😊. The D-Pad is too small on all Nokia Feature phones recently. The older ones were awesome. I never make mistakes while using my Nokia 114 but Nokia 150 is too difficult. I try to press something and my finger presses something else on Nokia 150. They should raise the navigation keys a bit like on older devices and that center OK key should be a separate key.

  • Was just doing a random on twitter. Searched for #NokiaFan and found marun at top. 😊 BTW I saw you are a fan of mix radio too.😊 just today morning I was thinking about mixradio and Nokia should bring it back. 😊

    • Yep, Marun’s head is first that pops up hehe @Themightym:disqus
      Edit: He has Nokia fan in it’s bio, that could be why

      • hahaha “Yep, Marun’s head is first that pops up hehe” LOL his head pops up LOL hahaha
        Yes that’s the reason. 🙂 Nokia Fan.

    • MiRadio was sold and closed. I don’t think HMD will spend resource on rebuilding it when services like Saavn and Spotify are way ahead.

      • They can make it in future though. 🙂 I tweeted this to @nokiamobile, @sarvikas and @AjeyMehta

        • Being a fan aside, I don’t see much of a business sense in building something like Nokia Music again. There are so many competitive services. Nokia is better off collaborating with some to preload or discount their apps rather than starting one of its own.

          • Wasn’t every song free on mixradio?

          • Yep, because it was streamed online, but you couldn’t skip more than 5(?) songs. And Nokia had a Premium version that lets you skip unlimited and displayed lyrics. You could also dowload mixes for offline listening

          • even offline downloads were free i think. But the UI was awesome 🙂

          • Yes, yes.

          • Nokia Music needed a sub. Mix Radio did not and it was a random music radio. No choice, no more than 5 skips. Music isn’t free, so the cost of it would be covered from the phone’s price.

            Something like bundled Saavn/Spotify and others would be better. Still enjoying the 1year Saavn sub which cam e with my OP3.

          • We get something to brag about. The extra features… 😛 🙂

          • Well, I’d appreciate a tech focused innovation to brag about. Or a service which is new. Making a rip off of another isn’t gonna work anymore.
            Maps, Nokia Music, Mail and OVI services were good for that time period. The time now needs something new 🙂

          • My bet is they will make na VR companion app for OZO (I don’t know if one exists for iOS) and they have the Health mate. I watched the OP5 announcement and some things that guy (I guess CEO) said are true, mainly that a lot of phones are packed with features no one uses (mainly software tricks, not FM Radio of headphone jack, lol). It’s better to spend that resources somewhere else, than to make a feature that no one will use. Improve camera, optimization, sound, do Superior hardware, and leave the software tricks to Google and Developers. The community will always fix what’s missing, they did the same with WP, too.

    • OMG, really 🙂 I loved the MixRadio. It was cool service

      • Sorry for all those typing error in my comment where i ruined your name too. 😛 All corrected now. Too difficult to type in WindowsPhone browser. 🙁

        • Rocky

          Don’t you already bought Nokia 3? I saw you post a Nokia 3 on Twitter

          • LOL No 😛 Actually that’s not mine. My friend bought it 🙂 He is very happy with the purchase. 🙂

          • Rocky

            Oh yeah, you want the Nokia 6 right? 😉

          • Yup 🙂 I will buy it in August-September 🙂

  • Rocky

    The keypad looks similar to Nokia 100/101, they overused the Nokia 3310 shape (oval like), Nokia 105 looks more cool

    • Keypad is not at all similar. The keys are to slim IMO. Kind of like Nokia 150 🙂

      • Rocky

        Nokia 150 had separated back button with power button (also with left menu and call), and this had combined button (the rubber) similiar with Nokia 101

        • LOL i was saying about keypad(numerical keys) not about selection and call pick up and end key. 🙂

          • Rocky

            Isn’t keypad is the whole input? The number one is numpad and other is navigation pad 🙂

          • Ohh yeah! Thanks for sharing this info man. 🙂 I actually was thinking what were upper keys called 🙂 Now I know Num Pad and Navigation Keys 🙂 Thanks 🙂 And i was saying about Num Pad 🙂

  • Which color did you guys like out of the two? If both are matte than i’ll go for Black one this time 🙂 White gets dirty very fast 😛

  • BTW Is that a UNIBODY?? I can’r see an indent to open the back panel LOL
    The bottom part of the front panel below reminds me of Nokia 603. Look at the bottom design.

  • BTW Is that a UNIBODY? 😛 I can’t see an indent to open the back panel LOL
    The bottom part of the front panel below reminds me of Nokia 603. Look at the bottom design.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91b50d5546bb48ec4edd6aa470c7322c0658fe85e4b5ec014ae99d3e8d7690a2.jpg

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      OMG!
      How beautiful! My heart just melted…
      Having a legitimate button, with a proper talk and end button! I love this picture!
      And no, I’m not being sarcastic.
      I actually would love this design on all these new Android phones.
      It’s truly unfortunate what happened to Nokia and it’s phenomenal Symbian phones.

      • Yes, even in love this design. They also used this design for Nokia Lumia 710. Nokia 808 PureView took it further with 2.5D 🙂

  • This is tha Nokia 105 (2017) version.😊 @baidunokibar has posted about it on twitter.😊

  • Hemedans

    I like that design, my only complain is s30, bring back s40 software and java support, s30 is so boring.

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