Nokia 8110: The Classic Dumb Phone with GPS is Back and Better Than Ever
As the Banana phone song rhythmically rings in the background, a glance at HMD Global’s modern feature phone – the Nokia 8110, brings a wave of nostalgia. This is not just another dumb phone, it’s a classic mobile phone with GPS and 4G support, bringing modern capabilities to a classic design.
The Nostalgia of Nokia 8110
Mirroring the iconic Nokia 8110 released in 1996, known for its appearance in The Matrix, the updated version makes a powerful return with 4G connectivity and several other smart features, blurring the lines between a smartphone and a dumb phone.
Design and Build
The Nokia 8110 4G maintains a subtle and attractive design. Its banana yellow color is unmissable and it stands out with confidence. Despite its larger size compared to the 3310, its ergonomic build makes it comfortably fit in the palm of your hand.
Performance and Features
Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 205 processor, the phone functions smoothly for all basic tasks. Its 2.4-inch screen, while not the sharpest, does the job efficiently. It holds a 1,500mAh battery, offering a remarkable standby time of 25 days, making it an ideal secondary device, especially when traveling.
Modern Apps on Nokia 8110
The Nokia 8110 4G is not just another dumb phone. At launch, it will support modern apps like Google Maps, Google Search, and Google Assistant, along with Facebook and Twitter, thanks to the lightweight KaiOS it operates on. The phone promises more app support with its own app store.
Price and Availability
Priced at just 79 euros ($97 U.S.), the Nokia 8110 4G will be available from April 2018, expected to reach the U.S. market later in the year.
To conclude, the Nokia 8110 4G is not just a trip down memory lane. It’s a modern dumb phone with GPS, breathing fresh life into the classic design, making it a compelling backup to your smartphone.