The 105 dual-SIM is an improvement over the single-SIM variant in terms of functionality, features and replacement guarantee, it said. Microsoft had sold more than 80 million units of the single-SIM variant to date.

According to the company, the new Nokia 105 dual-SIM comes with 20 percent louder audio for clearer calls.

"Microsoft has always believed in connecting people to things that are  close to their hearts. We are proud to announce the launch of the Nokia 105 Dual SIM, an essential tool for first-time mobile phone users as they start their journey into a connected world," said Microsoft mobile  devices' director, sales Ravi Kunwar.

"With handsets like the new Nokia 105 dual-SIM, Microsoft brings very affordable mobile opportunities to more people," he added.