The 'Nokia 216' is a So-Called "Dumb Phone" with Smart Benefits

By: Joey Haar - Sep 21, 2016
References: microsoft & gizmodo
Cell phones have come a long way in the past 10 years, with technological features that many modern consumers feel they couldn't do without, but the Nokia 216 from Microsoft is a phone that relishes in the benefits of old-fashioned cell phone tech.

While the Nokia 216 has some of the features of modern mobile phones, including front- and rear-facing cameras, a rear-mounted speaker, and Internet connectivity, those are hardly its selling points. Rather, the phone is the antithesis of smartphones. It has a small non-touch screen, low-resolution cameras and a physical keyboard for typing and dialing.

For those wondering, the benefit of this scaled-back tech is that, on top of the phone being tremendously affordable compared to modern smartphones, its battery can last up to 24 days in standby.