The Nokia Asha 206 now joins the Asha family with a price tag of Rs. 3,675. This low cost hot swappable dual SIM handset is powered by Series 40 OS and sports a 2.4 inch QVGA screen.

Just like the Nokia Asha 205 the Nokia 206 also comes with hot swappable SIM slot 2. You can change the SIM without restarting the phone. This bar type phone with alphanumeric keypad is 12.4 mm thick and weighs less than 100 grams (91 grams).

The non touchscreen LCD display is 2.4 inches with resolution of 320×240 pixels (65K colors). The Asha 206 comes with 64MB storage with micro SD support. The phone can hold up to 1000 contacts in the phone storage.

There is a 1.3MP rear camera with video recording support. There is no front camera. The video / still photo quality is not worth talking about. This is a basic handset with minimal features so do not expect too from it. There is no 3G, but you can use EDGE or GPRS. There is no Wi-Fi either (you don’t need it). Other features included are Bluetooth, FM radio, JAVA support, USB 2.0 and social networking ready (Twitter / Facebook).

Nokia asha 206

Nokia Asha 206 key features and specifications

  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby with hot swappable SIM 2.
  • Series 40 OS.
  • 2.4 inch TFT LCD screen with 320×240 pixels resolution with 65K colors.
  • 64MB internal storage and micro SD support up to 32GB.
  • 1.3MP rear camera with video recording and no front camera.
  • 2G, Bluetooth, USB, FM radio and 3.5mm jack.
  • Available colors: Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, White and Black.
  • 1100 mAh battery with 680 hours of standby and up to 20 hours talktime.
  • Rs. 3,675 (Available on Flipkart).

There are many users who are not that techno savvy and for them there is no better handset like the Nokia Asha 206 after all they want to do is use it like an ordinary phone.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -