Monochrome display based mobile phones are going to be a thing of the past. Nokia is planning to end their production of black and white feature phones, and in their stead, will bring out only colour display phones.
The news came out through a report in The Hindu Business Line on April 4, which said the new color display will be cheaper in price. As of now, the cheapest color display phone from the company is the Nokia 100 that costs Rs 1,200, while the only monochrome based display phone is the Nokia 1280, which has a price tag less than Rs 1,000.
Going by these figures, the expected price for the new handset is less than Rs 1,200. The Finnish company is reportedly going to fashion out this new hardware at their Chennai facility in India.
The handsets manufactured here will be used to supply both the Indian domestic market as well as International markets like those in Africa and China. The spec sheet has not yet been disclosed, but there probably won’t be anything too awe-inspiring.
The feature specifications would probably follow the ones that are currently in the market, like the 128 x 128 pixel color display and all the basic functions, including a FM radio. The final date hasn’t been revealed but you can expect it soon.