Nokia has launched another entry-level handset in the Indian handset market - Nokia 114. It is a dual-SIM handset, which comes with Nokia's Easy Swap technology. It will be available in market at a best buy price of Rs. 2,549.
Nokia 114 comes with 1.8-inch (4.57 cm) QVGA colour display. It has a 1020mAh battery, which according to the company gives 10 hours of talk-time and 637 hours of standby time. There is a 0.3-megapixel rear camera on board. It supports up to 32GB of external storage.
The handset comes with cloud-accelerated Nokia Xpress browser, which Nokia claims to offer 85 percent more efficient mobile browsing. Also popular social networking apps such as Facebook and Twitter come pre-loaded on this handset. One can also download games and utility applications on this handset through Nokia Store. For connectivity, this handset supports Bluetooth.
Commenting on the Nokia 114 launch, V. Ramnath, Director of Sales, Nokia India said, "The new Nokia 114 offers a great, affordable browsing experience for hyper-social consumers who want instant Facebook and Twitter access, as well as to stay connected on-the-go. This unique device supports 24/7 connectivity through faster Internet access with the Nokia Xpress Browser, resulting in a superior Internet experience for these price points".
A couple of months back Nokia had also announced a single SIM variant of this handset, Nokia 109. However, as of now there is no news in regards to when this device will be available in India and at what price.
The Finnish handset maker was once an undisputed leader in the Indian handset market. However the competition has intensified in the entry level segment with the coming of Indian handset makers such as Spice, Karbonn, Micromax et al. In 2012 Nokia had launched several handsets in the Asha Series including Nokia Asha 200, Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 205 to regain its lost position in the market.
Nokia 114 key specifications
- 1.8-inch QVGA display
- Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
- 32GB expandable storage
- 0.3-megapixel rear camera
- 1020mAh battery that gives 637 hours standby time and 10 hours talk-time
- 10.0mm x 46.0mm x 14.8mm
- 80 grams