The company HMD Global, which is responsible for the brand Nokia Mobile, has resurrected another legend. After Nokia 3310, the company decided to update the Nokia 8110, that is, the legendary phone from the movie “The Matrix”.
HMD Global has updated the Nokia 8110
Nokia 8110 4G is a new embodiment of the cult model from the top 8xxx line, which was introduced to the market in 1996. Then the device stood out with an unusual, slightly convex body and a characteristic cover of the keyboard, thanks to which it quickly received the title of “banana”. Popularity he gained mainly thanks to the film “The Matrix”, which appeared on the screens in 1999.
The novelty of the company HMD is not the top product, it is an inexpensive phone that has its own name and the shape of the case has parcels to the old model. This model was made to attract attention, it should help in the promotion of new products from Android, which were officially presented at the Mobile World Congress 2018.
Updated version of the cult phone
Nokia 8110 4G is more strongly associated with the prototype than the new Nokia 3310, but the design has undergone modifications. The company HMD Global also made a rather youthful design – abandoned the antenna, unified the appearance of the upper part of the front panel and took care of the bright color of the case.
The most important features of the phone – a 2.4-inch, color screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, as well as a 4G modem. The rest of the specification is almost the same as in the Nokia 3310 4G:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 205;
- built-in Wi-Fi b / g / n;
- support of VoLTE technology;
- Bluetooth version 4.1;
- GPS receiver with A-GPS;
- 512 MB of RAM;
- 4 GB of internal memory;
- microSD memory card slot;
- the main camera is 2 Megapixels;
- single flash;
- MP3 player;
- headphone jack (3.5 mm);
- FM radio;
- microUSB 2.0 connector;
- battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh.
This is another budgetary HMD Global, running on YunOS, which is based on Android. This platform does not offer great opportunities, but the Finns took care of the support of Facebook, Twitter and Skype. There are also Google services, including Search, Maps and Helper.
Due to the use of LTE and YunOS, it will consume more power than a regular phone with 2G, but in standby mode it will still last several days. The manufacturer promises that the battery in the new 8110 will provide up to 9 hours of talk time in VoLTE mode and up to 48 hours of music playback.
Most likely, it will not cause such interest, as Nokia 3310
On sale this phone should appear in May, and its recommended retail price is 79 euros. For this money you can buy a smartphone, but there is no point in comparing them.
Marketers Nokia 8110 4G do not rely on functionality or very low price, but on association with the cult model. In the same way as in the case of the new 3310. They are confident that the novelty of HMD Global will be widely distributed and will be of interest. Will it be as popular as the model introduced in 2017? I do not think so.
The heyday of 3310 and 8110 is remembered mainly by older users, for whom both devices have the status of cult. The fact that the model 3310 stuck in the minds of the younger generation thanks to the funny materials published on the network. What do you think about the updated legend?