Nokia has given its low-end lineup a tweak with the introduction of the Nokia 515, a non-Asha branded handset with premium features and design on top of a feature phone foundation.
It's an interesting prospect too, and arguably the best example yet of the notion that the gap between feature phone and smartphone doesn't really exist these days.
Most of that is down to Nokia's Series 40 platform, which is as old as the hills but continues to provide a flexible basis for ever-smarter features and services to be developed.
But the Nokia 515 marks arguably the first deliberately high end feature phone of a modern era that has decided feature phones can only be ultra-cheap, practical handsets for developing markets.
The 515, however, is described as “simply elegant”, and features an anodysed, sand-blasted aluminium chassis, Gorlla Glass 2 display, and polycarbonate keypad. Plus the whole thing is just 11mm thick (remember this is traditionally chunky feature phone territory we're talking about here).
It comes with a 2.4in QVGA display, a 5MP camera with LED flash, microSD card support and 3.5G HSDPA connectivity.
The camera comes with a bunch of added features, including voice-guided self portraits, 100-degree panoramas and sequential shots, while the data-frugal Nokia Xpress Browser joins other direct-access apps such as Mail for Exchange, Facebook, Twitter and Nimbuzz.
The Nokia 515 will come in black and white, and will be available for €115 (£98) – that's before local taxes and subsidies, mind – from September, starting in Russia, Germany, Switzerland and Poland.