Russian phone manufacturer INOI has released a new base phone that expands the company's tens of basic and smart phones. The new INOI 243 is inspired by the old Nokia 6700 and, according to Russian media, has the Sailfish OS developed by Jolla in Finland.
The new phone is made of aluminum and plastic, which means that INOI 243 should offer a high level of durability, as in the old Nokia phones. The phone has the same technical features as many basic phones in recent years. The screen is 2.4 inches and is powered by the SC6533G system chip. The battery has a size of 1000 milliamps and is charged via the micro-USB charging connector. The INOI 243 also has a single camera with a resolution of 0.08 megapixels. The phone also only supports 2G connectivity.
However, an interesting detail of the phone is the Sailfish OS operating system. The INOI itself does not mention the operating system itself with a word on the product pages of the phone, and the user interface shown on the product images is similar to that of dozens of other INOI phones. However, a number of Russian technology sites have reported the Sailfish OS basic phone version for the Russian market on the phone. Jolla introduced the MWC 2018 at last year's Sailfish OS .
In Russia, pre-orders for the INOI 243 phone have started yesterday and there are two color versions available, black and silver. The price of the phone is 1490 Russian rubles, or about 21 euros.
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