The Nokia 210 is HMD Global's newest feature phone, but until it announces a 3G variant, there's little point in buying one for use in Australia.
HMD Global, the company that holds the rights to produce phones under the "Nokia" brand, has primarily focused on budget Android handsets since it started producing Nokia phones back in 2017. Along with its smartphone line-up, it's also offered a number of feature phones, often with throwback elements to "classic" Nokia models that still hold a strong nostalgic pull.
The Nokia 210 is HMD Global's latest take on a feature phone, although it's not really evocative of a classic Nokia design, and there's a very good reason not to import one into Australia right now.
- Simple polycarbonate shell
- Charcoal, red or grey colour
- 2.4-inch QVGA screen
- Rear VGA camera only
- A simple S30-based phone.
- Opera Mini browser pre-installed
- 1,020mAh removable battery.
- Up to 20 days standby.
Pricing and availability
- The Nokia 210 is slated for a March 2019 launch internationally.
- US$35, but don't import one – yet.
The Nokia 210 is set to ship in March 2019 in selected markets, but Australia isn't one of them. That's no surprise at all because the model as it stands is a 2G phone, and we don't have any operating 2G networks in Australia.
As such, there's no point launching that model or indeed importing one into Australia unless you've got a specific collector's mania for Nokia devices. However, there is some hope that HMD Global might do what it did with the Nokia 3310. That's a phone that launched at MWC 2017 in a 2G-only format. Some months later, Nokia released a 3G-compatible version that was formally launched in Australia for fans of low-cost feature phones.
Nokia 210 specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||2.4 inches|
|Rear camera megapixels||0.3MP|
|Rear camera aperture size|
|Front camera megapixels||MP|
|Front camera aperture size|
|Dimensions||120.8mm x 53.49mm x 13.81mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|External storage support||Up to N/A|
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