HMD Global has bolstered its presence in the feature phone market by launching the Nokia 106 (2018). The new phone comes as a successor to the original Nokia 106 that was unveiled globally in August 2013. It comes with a tough polycarbonate build that has "inherent colouring" that makes the colours run through the material. Also, there is a contoured design that makes the new Nokia 106 much more ergonomic than its predecessor. The latest Nokia phone is also touted to deliver up to 21 days of standby time or 15 hours of talk time on a single charge.
Nokia 106 (2018) price in Russia is set at RUB 1,590 (roughly Rs. 1,700). The phone comes in Dark Grey colour option and will go on sale in the country later this month. Details about the price and availability of the new Nokia 106 in global markets, including India, are yet to be revealed.
However, the original Nokia 106 was launched in India back in 2013 at Rs. 1,399, at a time where the feature phone market was still larger than the smartphone market in the country. The feature phone came in Black, Red, and White colour options.
The Nokia 6 (2018) comes preloaded with try-and-buy games such as Nitro Racing, Danger Dash, and Tetris among others. It also has the ever-green, classic Snake Xenzia. Further, Nokia claims that the phone is capable of holding up to 2,000 contacts and 500 text messages.
The dual-SIM Nokia 106 (2018) features a 1.8-inch QQVGA (160x120 pixels) TFT display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6261D SoC, coupled with 4MB of RAM. There is also 4MB of onboard storage. The phone has a Micro-USB port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone pack. It also has FM radio and an LED flashlight. Besides, it packs an 800mAh battery and measures 111.15x49.5x14.4 mm.
The original Nokia 106 sported a 1.8-inch QVGA display with 160x128 pixels resolution, and could store up to 500 contacts. It features an 800mAh battery that the company claimed could deliver up to 10 hours of talk time and 840 hours of standby time. Other features included FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, digital clock, calculator, flashlight, calendar, speaking clock, alarm clock, and reminder. The original Nokia 106 weighed around 74.2 grams and had dimensions of 112.9x47.5x14.9mm.