Mobile phone maker Nokia expanded its line of low-end smartphones on Tuesday with the Asha 310, which comes with dual-SIM and Wi-Fi access, aiming to bolster its market share in developing markets.

Nokia has been losing market share to Samsung and Apple in the high-end smartphone market and is also struggling at the low end against growing competition from Chinese manufacturers.

The Finnish company said that the new Asha 310 will come with a full-touch 3-inch display and 2 megapixel camera. The phone allows users to switch between SIM cards and wi-fi to keep down costs.

Image from Nokia's Blog
Image from Nokia’s Blog

Nokia plans for the phone to be in stores in Asia, India Middle East, Africa and Brazil this quarter at a price of $102 which should come to Rs 5500.

Tech specifications of the phone are:

• It supports GSM/EDGE for 2G connectivity and Wi-Fi as well.
• It has a 3-inch WQVGA, capacitive touch screen.
• It has 20MB internal free user memory. The memory can be expanded to maximum 32GB via MicroSD.
• It supports Bluetooth 3.0, has micro USB 2.0 connector, 3.5 mm AV connector, USB and 2mm pin charging.
• The battery has 25 days standby and up to 17 hours talk-time.
• It has a 2-megapixel camera.

With inputs Reuters

Publish date: February 12, 2013 3:36 pm| Modified date: February 12, 2013 3:36 pm

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