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Nokia 515 launched as attractive feature phone


Nokia 515
Nokia 515

Despite chucking most of its eggs in the Windows Phone basket, Nokia still relies somewhat on its cheaper feature phones to bring home the Finnish bacon.

The newly-announced Nokia 515 handset, which runs the company's Series 40 software, emphasises why there's still life in the more modest of mobile devices.

The sleek, one piece anodised aluminium device features an old-school alphanumeric keyboard and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for those still adverse to touchscreen smartphone devices.

The 2.4-inch screen is of low resolution at 320 x 240, but the camera is a relatively decent 5-megapixels with an LED flash. The camera also features a voice-guided self portrait feature, while there's also HSPA connectivity, microSD and 38 days of battery life on standby.

Thankfully, Series 40 isn't completely devoid of smartphone-style apps. The Nokia 515 comes with YouTube and WhatApp apps built in, while there's also a Nokia Xpress web browser.

There's no official word on whether device will launch in the UK or the US, but some European countries will receive it in the next week for the meagre price of €115.

Could this style-over-substance, throwback handset lead you away from the smartphone promised land, back to a time when your mobile device served a couple of basic functions? Let us know in the comments section below.

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August 29, 2013, 12:53 am

Seems to be a nice device, I'd like to give it a try! I think there is still a good market share for it if they release it in the right places.
38 days of standby battery... how many times my "smartphone" leaves me in the 80's when the battery runs out :(


August 29, 2013, 7:04 am

i need it qwerty :(


August 29, 2013, 12:38 pm

Great move! To combine battery life, design with functions you mostly use with a smartphone and it doesn´t have to be wired to the wall all the time ecpecially if the device bears the name Samsung...


August 31, 2013, 2:45 pm

I've always liked old-school type feature phones. I have a Nokia 206 now and was originally thinking of upgrading to 301 but having seen this, 515 it is.

Isn't this single anodised aluminum thing the same technology that Apple uses with the Mac?


September 2, 2013, 3:07 am

Wi Fi is a miss
Else Looks Lovely
Somehow reminds of Nokia E 52
Though it had better specs in 2009


November 2, 2013, 8:14 pm

Super! Now get a better screen in the next phone and we are there. There is a whole lot of us waiting for just this....


December 4, 2013, 5:06 am

Its true the phone nokia515 looks good & for those who want
The keypads phone this one of it.


March 6, 2014, 11:29 am

Waited long for something like this....perfect for me, does exactly what i require from a phone! Time to upgrade my 7210....12 years on and its still so super!!!

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