The company HMD Global has released a new version of the iconic “banana” Nokia 8110, which supports 4G networks
The device with this name was first released in 1996 and was used by the character Keanu Reeves Neo in the 1999 film “The Matrix.” The new phone, like the original one, is made in the slider form factor, CNBC reports.
The phone received a screen with a diagonal of 2.4-inch and QVGA-resolution. Inside – processor Qualcomm 205, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of built-in. The phone comes with a set of preinstalled applications: Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Maps, Facebook, and Twitter. Also, of course, there is the famous “Snake” on the device.
The power source of the phone is a battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh, the charge of which is enough for 9 hours of calls in 4G-networks. This device is not a smartphone, it is based on the Smart Feature OS platform, so it will not have access to the standard Android applications.
“Nokia had real design legends, and different people remember the 8110 for various reasons, but of course it’s mostly about the emotional factor, but it’s more like a second phone for life that has 4G and Wi-Fi, and also some key applications that people use every day, “says Florian Seish, CEO of HMD global.
Sales of an unusual phone should start in May 2018 in black and yellow colors. The manufacturer’s recommended retail price is 79 euros (around £70, $100, AU$120).
The launch date for Nokia 8110 is scheduled for May 2018, and we are aware that the device will be available in Europe, The Middle East, Africa and China in single and dual-SIM variants.
As for availability in other countries, there’s currently no further information on this.
“I think this is a good move, the difference this year is that it’s a 4G phone, and it will be important regarding the operators supporting it, but you can buy a smartphone at a similar price. pay for the badge, “said Ben Head, research director at CCS Insight.
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