nokia-215Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia 215, a new ultra-affordable smartphone which will give users access to the internet, Facebook and Twitter for just $29.

Available in both Single SIM and Dual SIM models, the Nokia 215 will go on sale in selected Middle East, African, Asian and European markets later this year.

The 215 runs Nokia’s Series 30+ operating system and comes pre-loaded with Opera Mini browser, plus apps for Bing search, MSN Weather, Twitter, Facebook and an MP3 player.

On the hardware front it includes a VGA camera, FM radio and built-in torch.

Microsoft says the battery will provide up to 20 hours of talk time and up to 29 days of standby time for the Single SIM variant.

“With our ultra-affordable mobile phones and digital services, we see an inspiring opportunity to connect the next billion people to the Internet for the first time,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president of Microsoft Devices Group.

“The Nokia 215 is perfect for people looking for their first mobile device, or those wanting to upgrade to enjoy affordable digital and social media services, like Facebook and Messenger.”

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