Nokia (or rather HMD Global who hold the rights to use the Nokia name for phones) is back again with another retro handset for you… and this time, there’s a few interesting features.
Introducing the Nokia 8110 4G
Those who are old enough to remember – will remember this last time around when it was introduced in 1996 (and was popularised in The Matrix). Well, The Matrix phone is back again – this time with a few extra features added.
The phone has a 2.4″ colour screen (which is curved), a 2 megapixel camera ,4Gb of storage (expandable), 4G Connectivity – with on-board apps including Google Assistant, Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter and of course – Snake.
Because what’s a Nokia feature phone is without Snake?
Projected battery life times come in a 25 days standby and 7 to 9 hours of talk time with a 1,500mAh battery.
The phone comes in “Classic Black” and of course – “Banana Yellow”.
And it goes without saying to answer a call, you slide it open – to hang up, slide it close.
Now, at this point – you’re thinking “oh great – it’s another feature phone” but this feature phone has one little feature that could be useful for all of us if we’re travelling.
You can create a mobile hotspot with it – allowing other devices such as smartphones and laptops and such to connect to it. For those who are roaming around this opens up some interesting possibilities – such as creating a hotspot with this phone with a local SIM card, and thus reduce the cost of roaming fees.
Additionally, this phone supports a lot of the 2G/3G/4G phone frequencies – so it should be a global use phone. It might be an idea to check the Nokia page on the phone.
Now, there’s a fly in the ointment for the Nokia 8110 4G – and it’s the cost of it.
Lead in prices for the device will start at €79 (Around £70/ US$98), which is a little high for a device like this (considering you can get “landfill Android/low-end Android” devices for that price and less).
For those who want something that is slightly different when travelling, it could represent a decent travelling phone for those who talk. If you can get a local SIM card with a decent data bolt-on, it could become the ideal hotspot on the move.
And for those of you who want to still slide a phone like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix, here’s the phone to do it with.
Just bear in mind, the cover it isn’t spring-loaded…
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