HMD is the only company so far to kick off its Mobile World Congress press event with a feature phone.

The Nokia 210 is a $35 phone and it’s just one of the company’s new entry-level phones.

The Nokia 210 is a candybar-style phone with interne access, a camera, and all-day battery life.

It just doesn’t run a lot of third-party apps.  HMD says the new candybar-style phone has a durable shell and comes in a choice of red, grey or black color options and it should be available starting next week.

Prefer an entry-level touchscreen phone with Android?

The new Nokia 1 Plus is a more powerful version of the Nokia 1 that launched last year.

It’s an Android Go Edition smartphone with a starting price of $99, a 5.45 inch IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a removable cover.

The smartphone comes in red, black, and blue.

Looking for a little more power? The new Nokia 4.2 has a 5.7 inch HD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor.

It has dual rear cameras, a fingerprint sensor on the back, and support for face unlock using the front camera.,

And the phone has a higher screen-to-body ratio (which may be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you feel about selfie camera notches).

It’ll sell for $169 and up when the phone ships in April.

And the Nokia 3.2 is a smartphone with a 6.26 inch HD+ display, a polycarbonate body, rear fingerprint sensor, a 4,000 mAh battery for 2-day battery life, an a Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor.

Like the new Nokia 4 series phone, the Nokia 3.2 will be available in April. Prices will start at $139.

The new Nokia 3 and 4-series phones feature notification lights in the power button, letting you see incoming notification alerts whether the phone is face up or face down. And HMD has added a dedicated Google Assistant button to its smartphones for the first time with the Nokia 3.2 and 4.2.

And Nokia says both phones will feature updates for at least two years and security updates for at least three.

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6 replies on “HMD’s new budget phones start at $35 Nokia 210”

  1. That picture of the Nokia 210… NOVA 3 on a feature-phone? I looked up, that CPU is a single core 380 MHz one with 256MB of RAM, even an Opera Mini will have a hard time for running a simple browser on that thing!

    1. Phone like that usually have 32mb or 64mb ram.

      256mb is luxury in Nokia os you can multitask maybe 100 apps with that.

  2. The psychology of the phone market is fascinating to me. Not sure if I’m the only one going through this but… as prices shoot up into the $1k range and 2k+ range on foldables – I’m suddenly *very* interested in ditching it all and going for a basic phone. A feature phone that does phone calls and text (with built-in keyboard) – along with expected 3+ day battery life is really all I need.

    Toss in a usable camera, mp3 support and headphone jack – I’m sold.

    The thought of (over)paying for “modern” features like a charging pad, anything over 1080p on a small screen, forced dongles, notches, fragile thinness, non-repairability, glue everywhere, ad frameworks… the entire environment just seems so user hostile that walking away seems pretty easy. Honestly… I just use a couple of apps (news) and check email. These things can wait when I’m stationary.

    I’d consider KaiOS (the Firefox OS fork) but with their Google, Facebook and Twitter partnerships (among others) – it’s probably built from scratch (ie, reworked Firefox OS) to be a privacy nightmare.

    1. It’s quite a widespread attitude actually. I can see in my office many of the IT staff using feature phones as their personal phones. They say that when you spent the day dealing with configuration, support, and other smartphones related issues, you need a break for the sake of your sanity.
      A Nokia 8110 is a perfect compromise I think.

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