Two weeks after announcing the upcoming availability of the Lumia series of smartphones, Nokia officially introduced the low-budget dual-SIM feature-phones Asha 200 and X2-02.
According to Nokia India, the Asha 200 will be priced at Rs 4,759 (90 USD or 70 EUR), while the X2-02 price has yet to be decided.
There’s no information on when exactly the phones will arrive in stores, but the folks over at Domain-b claim that the entire Asha lineup will be manufactured at Nokia’s Chennai plant, which might be the main reason that these phones will be launched in India first.
In the same news, it appears that Nokia confirmed plans to launch the Asha 300 in early January, but did not disclose any exact release date for the handset.
Until then, Nokia fans will also be able to pick up the Lumia 800 and 710 smartphones, which are expected to hit shelves in mid-December for prices that will be disclosed in due time.
In this regard, Nokia India’s Head of Smartphone division, Vipul Mehrotra, said that the Nokia 710 will be available at “relatively lower price points,” but did not came forward with any certain numbers.
Nokia Asha 200 and X2-02 have similar features, but slightly different targets. While the former is aimed at users who need a dual-SIM phone with a full QWERTY keyboard for everyday use, the Nokia X2-02 targets Nokia fans that are looking for a reliable dual-SIM phone with advanced music features.
Both phones are based on Nokia’s S40 UI and sport a 2-megapixel camera on the back, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB), Stereo FM radio with RDS, Dual SIM, as well as Bluetooth and microUSB support.
The X2-02 comes with a 2.2-inch display, whereas the Asha 200 features a slightly larger 2.4-inch display that supports 262k colors and 320 x 240 pixels resolution.
We’ll be updating the news with pricing options, as soon as the handsets hits shelves in India.