Lava has taken wraps off a brand new feature phone under its ‘Metal Series’, called the Metal 24. It is priced at Rs 2000, and will be available in Black and Gunmetal color variants across national retail stores and multi-brand outlets. The Metal 24 is clearly targeted at the users who have never owned a basic phone and definitely can’t afford smartphones.
Metal 24 features a metal back finish and comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display. The Dual SIM phone has a 1.3-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, which can capture photos and record videos. The phone should be long lasting thanks to the inclusion of a 1000mAh battery.Metal 24 is equipped with a MTK6261D processor, and even supports memory expansion up to 32GB through a microSD card.
In addition, the handset has FM feature built-in with recording and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Lava says the feature phone has in-built games such as ‘Snake’ and ‘Need of Speed’. Other key features include Bluetooth 3.0, internet browsing (EDGE), and USB-PC connectivity.
The manufacturer will provide a 1 year along with 6 months’ warranty for the in-box accessories which include battery, headset, charger and a USB Cable.
For many features phones are dead and don’t even exist. However, millions of people in India still buy those “dumb’ phones. Other handset manufacturers such as Micromax, Intex and others are also still active in the feature phone market.