Nokia 105 Beefs Up Memory and Battery, Yet Keeps Bar Unchanged with Pricing

June 9, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

When Microsoft took over Nokia, they had said the branding will eventually have its name replaced with Microsoft. So it happened, but only with the Lumia series.

Microsoft still hasn’t wiped out the Nokia brand from their base phones and it seems like they are in no mood to do so.

The company has presented the new revamped edition of the most affordable phone from the family; Nokia 105.

The base phone which got its debut two years back at the Mobile World Congress is now arriving with an improved memory, a new round hood, and also with an enhanced audio quality.


Up to 2000 contacts can now be stored in the robust memory, alongside which the battery also gets the boost. The BL-5CB 800mAh battery which is used in the device offers a talk-time duration of 15 hours, and a standby duration of over a month.

The display uses a 1.45’’ / LCD Transmissive screen. The device also gets stacked with a few extra games like Snake Xenzia and Bubble Bash 2. Other features include flashlight and an FM Radio. There is also a dual-SIM variant available with the new Nokia 105.

Despite having these core lifts, Microsoft has managed to keep the price levels unchanged.

The single-SIM variant will be arriving in the market for $20, the same price tag which it carried during its debut. Nokia 105 will be made available in three colors; cyan, blue and white

Microsoft says the device to be ideal for first-phone buyers, as well as people in lookout for a back-up phone to their smartphones.

However, with a wide variety of entry-level smartphones stacked around in the market, we don’t find it quite happening that Microsoft will find the success with firs-phone buyers. The larger battery still remains the luring factor as a spare phone.

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