After a long time from its announcement finally the Nokia Asha 206 made it. Back in the month of November last year, Nokia India had announced two new entry-level Nokia Series handsets i.e. Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia Asha 206. While the Nokia Asha 205 (with dedicated Facebook button) is already in the market, as yet, there were no words about Nokia Asha 206. However, finally the Nokia Series 40 OS handset is now available at some major online retailers in addition to the official Nokia Shop. Well, the price of the handset differs from retailers to retailers. On Nokia Shop it is priced at Rs.3580/- while on Flipkart it costs Rs.3599/-.
It sports a 2.4 inch 65k color display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. It runs on Series 40 Asha Symbian 40 operating system with Java compatibility. It is dual SIM capable but doesn’t support 3G connectivity. It sports a 1.3 Megapixel camera at rear with 4X Digital Zoom with Video recording (10 FPS) functionality. It has an internal storage capacity up to 32 MB, which can further be expanded up to 32 GB by means of a microSD card.
It has a Video Player and a Music player. Its Video player supports MPEG4, QVGA, H264 BP AND H263 video formats and its Music player supports MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB/WB, WMA & WMV file formats. In addition, it has also FM Radio (RDS Radio). For connectivity, the handset features Bluetoothclass 2.1 + EDR, Micro USB 2.0 High-Speed, 2g (800/900/1800), Bluetooth, Audio jack3.5 mm, GPRS, Browser, Email, GPS Support etc. It is powered by a BL-5C 3.7V 1020MAH battery and Nokia claims that it could offer Talk time up to 5 hours and Standby time up to 483 hours. The device measures a dimension of 116 X 49.4 X 12.4 mm and weighs about 91 grams.
Other than these, just like Nokia Asha 205, it has too the Slam feature. The innovative features allow users to transfer files effortlessly without any hassle of searching or pairing. Just slam the handset against another and your file will be transferred right away, not to mention the receiver doesn’t need have that features on his/her Bluetooth enabled mobile. Another feature named Nokia EasySwap facilitates effortless switching between SIMs without having to switch off the device. In addition, it comes with Xpress Browser of Nokia which compresses data and saves usage.
As of now, the device comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty and available in three color options i.e. White, Black and Cyan. To clarify its availability refer to the following links: