Nokia announces 16 Euro entry level phone

11 April 2012 by
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Nokia today announced the entry-level phone Nokia 103. The Nokia 103 has a monochrome display and the expected retail price is around 16 Euro

Nokia 103 announced - The 16 Euro mobile

Remember the times when the world was black and white? When even mobile phones had monochrome displays. We thought that time had passed, but Nokia thinks otherwise. The Finnish handset manufacturer has not forgotten how to make phones affordable for everyone. The Nokia 103 which was announced today in Nigeria has an estimated retail price of 16 Euro.

Do not expect to get more than you are paying for. The Nokia 103 is a candybar model with a 1.36 inches display with a 96 x 68 pixels resolution. And that is obviously no AMOLED screen. You are probably aware of the Nokia naming convention which went from N, E, X and C-series names to just numbers. These numbers range from 100 to 900. The Nokia 900 is the top dog while Nokia 100 is the most accessible option. The lowest number used by Nokia 100 and Nokia 101 is already taken and to us these models seems to have better specifications than the new Nokia 103. We think the 103 should be ranked lower than the 100 and 101 because these models have colour displays and larger screens. Maybe Nokia though that there will be no phones release with lower specifications than the 100. We know now that is not true.


This is what you can expect to get for 16 Euro these days:

  • 1.36 inches monochrome display with 96 x 68 pixels resolution
  • Networks: GSM 900/1800
  • FM radio
  • SMS with possibility to store up to 250 messages
  • 3.5 mm audio jack and a 2.0 mm charger connector
  • 800 mAh battery
  • Series S30 operating system
  • Size: 107.2 x 45.1 x 15.3 mm
  • Weight: 76.5 gram
  • View call history!
  • Calendar
  • Alarm clock
  • Dust proof key mat
  • Up to 500 contacts
  • Integrated flashlight
  • Standby time: 27 days
  • Talk time: 11 hours

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Run_dawn109 years, 8 months ago
Screw the Galaxy S III, HTC One X. This is where it's at.
voodowizzard9 years, 8 months ago
hmmm im gonna buy this phone
Bonovox9 years, 8 months ago
You could rely on it for signal and battery life if stuck in the middle of nowhere. Good ole reliable
tranced9 years, 8 months ago
I don't know where I was reading something that the makers will head to the third world's countries to sell their phones. Their low ones of course. The article I was reading said that there's a big market going on in there.
Aivar9 years, 8 months ago
Good idea, Nokia!
Not all people want those glossy toys called smartphones.
Bonovox9 years, 8 months ago
Not everyone can afford an expensive phone either. Nokia knows its emerging markets. They also still make excellent Lumia phones too Visit forum to view images
hihihans9 years, 8 months ago
It's good that they make cheap phones but why does it look like any old Nokia.
S4k1s9 years, 8 months ago
I think it looks great :]
HPkuK610i9 years, 8 months ago

On 2012-04-11 13:27:42, tranced wrote:
I don't know where I was reading something that the makers will head to the third world's countries to sell their phones. Their low ones of course. The article I was reading said that there's a big market going on in there.

in my place,specially on the countryside,nokia 1200 still very popular,5 from 10 people are using it,while the other will use old nokia symbian like N71,etc or java phone from other brand,and only 1 - 2 people using Blackberry,android are rare
etaab9 years, 8 months ago
This is why Nokia still shift higher volumes of phones even if they're lower in spec and price than other manufacturers.
Always a good idea.
emporium9 years, 7 months ago

[ This Message was edited by: emporium on 2012-12-27 10:48 ]
makulet9 years, 7 months ago
I love this phone. lol

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