It want to cater to "a huge segment of the global population that has yet to own a camera phone".

With an eye on people wanting to buy their first-ever camera phone, Finnish handset maker Nokia on Monday unveiled the Nokia 108 and the Nokia 108 Dual SIM priced at $29 (Rs.1,800), excluding taxes.

“There remains a huge segment of the global population that has yet to own a camera phone. For the next billion people and beyond, we aim to bring new mobile experiences to ever-lower price points.

“Nokia 108 and Nokia 108 Dual SIM are examples of this commitment,” Nokia’s executive vice president for Mobile Phones, Timo Toikkanen, said in a statement.

The Nokia 108 and Nokia 108 Dual SIM have a recommended retail price of $29, excluding taxes and subsidies, and the company is expected to start shipping in the last quarter of this year, the statement said.

Though there are many camera phones below this price range but these two models are the first from Nokia in this price range.

Both the Nokia phone models have expandable storage of up to 32 GB. The standby time for Nokia 108 single SIM models is up to 31 days and up to 25 days for the Nokia 108 Dual SIM.