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HMD Global to relaunch the iconic “Nokia Matrix Feature Phone” – Nokia 8810

Ever since HMD took over to produce mobile phones with the name Nokia, the company has kept on reinventing the iconic feature phones that have been probably forgotten by many. The finish OEM has just unveiled one of the most popular feature phones of the 90’s – Nokia 8810, A.K.A Banana Phone in the #MWC2018

A brief history of the Nokia Banana phone – Nokia 8810

Nokia 8810 is a slider-style mobile phone handset developed by Nokia, it first surfaced on the 18th of March 1998. It became the most popular phone to come with an internal antenna.
This device was designed to be the most luxurious flagship device at its time, featuring Chrome plating. – drafted from WikiPedia.

The ReInvention

At the #MWC2018. HMD global announced it will be re-launching the Banana phone by May. The device will be launched with two colors (Black and Yellow) and will feature the latest 4G LTE network technology.

Nokia 8110 4G has a curved protective cover you can slide open to pick up calls and slide back to end them. The unique shape also means you can spin the phone in ways you never imagined. – HMD Global 2018.

Nokia 8810

The new Nokia 8810 will effortlessly import all your Google and outlook contacts plus synchronize your calendar too. Also, just as expected, this device will launch with the iconic Snake Xenxia game preloaded.

All Nokia devices are known to pack strong, long-lasting batteries and this feature phone is no exception; it will house a removable 1500mAh battery inside the hood and a Qualcomm 205 chipset to complement it.

Key features

  • Polycarbonate shell
  • 2MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 2.4-inch curved screen display
  • Smart Feature OS powered by KaiOS
  • Qualcomm® 205 mobile platform (MSM8905)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage memory

Full Specifications of Nokia 8810

Colors Yellow, Black
Size 133.45 x 49.3 x 14.9 mm
Weight 117g
Size 2.45 inch screen
Type Curved, QVGA display
Material Polycarbonate
 Network and Connectivity Networks LTE/CDMA/GSM
Wireless WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth V4.1
SIM Dual; 1 Micro, 1 Nano
Software OS Smart feature OS powered by KaiOS
 Chipset and Memory CPU Qualcomm MSM8905 –dual-core 1.1GHz
Memory 4GB
Camera Rear 2MP with LED Flash
Sensors USB MicroUSB 2.0
Misc Connector 3.5mm earphone jack
Radio Yes – FM
Battery Removable 1500mAh

Disclaimer: These specs may change at any time prior to the flagship of this device

What More?

The Nokia banana feature phone is set to come back towards the 2Q of this year (2018) with the above-leaked specs and feature. The price is not yet certain, stay in touch with us, we’ll keep updating this article often and on.

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Originally posted on February 26, 2018 @ 1:31 pm

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  1. Oh mehn! Nokia is coming back to take over.

    Nice features and specs, this is more than what one could expect from a feature phone

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