Nokia recently announced the addition of two new handset namely the Nokia 205 and the Nokia 206 that will be part of the Asha family. These two handsets come with amazing battery backup and with hot swappable dual SIM support.

The easy swap dual SIM feature will allow the users to switch the SIM cards without turning off the phone. These handsets will also come with a new file sharing feature called Slam that makes use of the Bluetooth technology for transferring data directly without pairing the devices.

Nokia Asha 205 key features and specifications
This handset comes with dual SIM support (with easy swap), with QWERTY keypad and is social networking ready. The 205 weighs 94 grams with 13mm thickness. The screen is 2.4 inches with 320×240 pixels resolution.

The handset supports only the 2G network (EDGE ( 236.8 kbit/s) / GPRS (85.6 kbit/s)). The internal memory is 64MB and microSD card is supported. The Series 40 Asha OS runs the show with additional features like VGA camera, Java games, 5-way Navi Key and Nokia Xpress Browser that saves bandwidth by compressing data.

This is a basic phone without WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The BL-5C 1020 mAh battery gives standby time of about 608 hours and talktime of up to 11 hours. The Nokia 205 is expected to be priced under Rs. 4K.

Dual SIM Nokia Asha 205

Nokia Asha 206 key features and specifications
The Nokia Asha 206 sports a 2.4 inch screen with alpha numeric keypad. The resolution is the same at 320×240 pixels. Handset weighs 91 grams and is 12.4mm thick. The 206 also runs on Series 40 OS and comes with 64MB RAM and a microSD slot that can house 32GB cards.

There is no 3G support on Nokia 206, however 2G (EDGE / GPRS) is supported (same as on 205). The BL-4U 1110 mAh battery gives 680 hours of standby and up to 20 hours of talk time. Rest features are the same as on the Asha 205. This handset too is expected to be priced at under Rs. 4K.

Nokia Asha 206 Dual SIM phone

By Rajeev Rana

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