Some people out there want the premium design and build quality that comes with most smartphones nowadays (No not you Samsung), but without all those extras, like the battery life of an egg. Nokia today introduced the Nokia 515, a $149 feature phone with their new Asha OS and a design so premium, it puts the iPhone to shame.
The new Nokia 515 is one hell of a looker, despite featuring an outdated T9 keyboard and navigation keys. The Nokia 515 mixes premium design with basic functionality and an affordable price tag. The 515 is crafted from a single piece of aluminum that has been anodized and sandblasted to perfection, finished off with some polycarbonate resin and Gorilla Glass 2 to top it all off. It features the new Asha OS, technically making it an Asha device, along with a 5MP rear snapper with a flash and voice activated selfies. It will come in both single and dual SIM variants and a crazy 38 days of standby time.
Russia, Germany, Switzerland and Poland will get first dibs of course, but let’s hope it makes its way to the US, and soon!