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.
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.
*Update* Cheers LoveNokia for a tip!