Nokia 8110: The Return of the Banana Phone

By Techpads | Last Updated: February 27, 2018- 7:43 pm
The Return of the banana phone Nokia 8110

The Nokia 8110, starts off right where it left, but with more features in 2018. It’s a slider phone built with high quality plastic, and is much slimmer than its previous version.


HMD, the makers of Nokia phones, unveiled the new Nokia 8110, ahead of MWC 2018. The iconic ‘banana phone’ is back after a hiatus of 20 years, since it appeared in the Keanu Reeves starrer “The Matrix” in 1999. HMD is bringing this retro classic back to life, in both its traditional black and yellow versions. The phone will be available from May, 2018 at $97 (approx.Rs.6300).

 

Nokia 8110: Specifications

The Nokia 8110, starts off right where it left, but with more features in 2018. It’s a slider phone built with high quality plastic, and is much slimmer than its previous version. It is still the phone you slide in and out to answer or reject calls; a concept that had seemed so futuristic back in the late 90s.

It runs on the Smart Feature OS. Users can’t access any Android apps which are usually found in other Nokia smartphones, but HMD has created an app store for the device, which includes Facebook, Google Maps and Twitter. The device comes with a single-sim support. At the core is the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform processor, paired with 512MB RAM, and 4GB storage capacity.

The curved design of the phone fits the natural contour of your face, giving it its name “The Banana Phone”. The phone is small in size with a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 2MP camera at the rear. It is fitted with a 1500mAh battery, which gives an impressive standby time of 25 days and around 9 hours of calls.

Connectivity options include 4GLTE,802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, headphone jack and FM radio. The device supports Wi-Fi and can act as a hotspot as well. The phone comes with a built-in Google Assistant, which is useful for voice search, launch apps, calling and texting people. The call book supports saving contact from the sim along with Gmail and Outlook as well.

The phone will be available in India in May, 2018 or sometime in Q2 2018.