Back in 1999, Keanu Reeves changed into well-known for playing Neo within the Matrix, and now not for looking unhappy on a bench. Nokia was additionally the “international’s leading mobile smartphone provider” again then, and it used this recognition to characteristic its Nokia 8110 “banana phone” in the Matrix film. At the time all and everyone who taken into consideration themselves cool (honestly me) wanted a Nokia phone much like Neo’s, but maximum of us needed to settle for the Nokia 7110 with its spring-loaded slider.
Now HMD, makers of Nokia-branded phones, is bringing the Nokia 8110 back to life as a retro classic. Much like the Nokia 3310 that changed into a marvel hit at Mobile World Congress last yr, the 8110 performs on the identical level of nostalgia. The marginally curved handset has a slider that lets you solution and cease calls, and HMD is growing conventional black and banana yellow versions.
The Nokia 8110 4G has “uniquely addictive mechanics” which includes the ability to slide to reply phone calls, slide near end, and “spin helicopter style on its axis.” If that is something you bear in mind doing with your unique banana, you’ll be all approximately this one. Except you became addicted to smartphones within the past ten years – bummer!
This device has a Qualcomm 205 mobile platform (with MSM8905 dual-core 1.1GHz processor) and 512MB LPDDR3 RAM. There’s 4GB eMMC internal storage, and no storage expansion. Users will connect to the web and to phone calls and such with a micro SIM card through a micro SIM card slot.
There’s a 1500mAh battery inside this phone with standby time up to 25 days (with LTE). The display on this device is 2.4-inches diagonally, at QVGA resolution. And there’s a camera at the back of this monster, a 2MP camera for all your very, very tiny photo needs.
In the box is a Nokia 8110 phone, a charger, a user guide, and a headset. This phone will be released in several regions, including Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and China. Cross your fingers it becomes popular enough to be brought back to the United States. In a throwback The Matrix style, just for Neo.
UPDATE: This piece of work will be available in May for right around 79 euros ($97). Again, good luck finding one in the United States!