Nokia 8110’s slider ‘Matrix’ feature phone returns with 4G and a €79 price tag


Nokia’s 8110 — the unique ‘candy bar’ feature phone with a slider opening — used to be as soon as the phone that everybody sought after however no person may just come up with the money for, made preferred throughout the Matrix movie franchise. Now HMD, the corporate that has the license to make Nokia telephones, is hoping for a hit through bringing it again. Lately, at MWC in Barcelona, Nokia formally took the wraps off the brand new 8110 — a new feature phone that may come with 4G connectivity and a decided on workforce of apps corresponding to Google’s Assistant, Maps, and Seek; in addition to Fb and Twitter (and sure, Snake). It additionally comes with a battery existence befitting of feature telephones: 17 days, with nine days of communicate time. The 8110 is available in “banana yellow” (in retaining with its “banana” curved design) and black.

That is the second one feature phone that HMD has introduced since choosing up the licensing deal with Nokia for feature and good telephones. The primary, the 3310, has been a giant hit for HMD. The corporate instructed TechCrunch that it’s these days the main handset maker within the feature phone class, a part of a larger milestone, promoting 70 million gadgets total in 2017. That determine contains each feature and good telephones; and whilst the corporate does now not get away explicit fashions or classes publicly, it described feature telephones to TechCrunch because the “bigger runner” inside of that quantity.

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“This gives us a responsibility to innovate in this part of the business, to bring something new to consider in feature phones going forward,” stated Pekka Rantala, EVP and CMO of HMD World stated in an interview. “It was very clear that we needed to be able to deliver and keep the Nokia promise when it comes to quality, reliability and ease of use.”

Juho Sarvikas, CPO of HMD World, described the 8110 as a “vacation” phone when folks may wish to transfer off from being steadily hooked up. And certainly, this has discovered a counterpart in Silicon Valley, the place has been a giant wave of concept amongst tech individuals who now imagine that the continual connectivity of smartphone existence has adverse results.

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“There is a huge population of feature phone loyalists,” Sarvikas stated. “We see a lot of potential in innovating in the feature phone space, not a simple redesign of the [older] 2G experience.”

As with the former iteration of the 8110 from a few years again, the slide feature is used to reply to and hold up on calls, alongside with voice-over-LTE calling, an app retailer and a Qualcomm 205 processor.

Complete specifications beneath.

  • 2G: 900/1800, 3G: WB-CDMA 1/five/eight/39, 4G: FDD-LTE 1/3/five/7/eight/20, TDD-LTE 39/40/41/(38)
  • OS: Good Feature OS
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® 205 Cellular Platform (MSM8905 Twin Core 1.1 GHz)
  • RAM: 512MB LPDDR3
  • Garage: 4GB eMMC inside memory4
  • Show: 2.Four-inch QVGA show, curved show
  • Digital camera: 2MP rear digicam
  • Connectivity/Sensors: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, BT Four.1, GPS/AGPS, micro USB, three.5mm AV jack
  • Battery2: 1500mAh
  • FM radio
  • Audio playback document codecs: AAC, AMR, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis
  • Micro SIM slot