Nokia, it seems has had enough of standard colours and plastic bits to build its phones. It has decided to launch The ‘Oro’, which is being touted as Nokia’s first premium smartphone.

Will definetely cost and arm and a leg...

Will definetely cost and arm and a leg…

The Oro ( which means Gold in Italian) is crafted using 18 carat gold and has a home button which is made using sapphire crystal ( which is five times as strong as glass and is highly scratch resistant). The screen is a 3.5-inch AMOLED touch screen and has a resolution of 640×360. The camera is 8 Mega Pixels and has dual LED flash with the ability to record in 720p. The Oro has a 8GB of in-built memory and is expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card support.

According to Nokia’s General Manager for Russia, Gabriel Speratti, “Premium products like Nokia Oro have always been the best sellers in Russia. We have a large number of users who are looking for products with a build quality and superior materials that attest to their success and social standing. In some areas, possession of such premium products is the passport to being taken seriously”.

If you want to know what makes the Nokia Oro special, take a look at the video below.


The phone does look really striking to look at, but the only feature that acts as a downer is that the operating system for the Oro is Symbian, which Nokia has already dropped like a hot potato.

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