Nokia 8110’s slider ‘Matrix’ feature phone returns with 4G

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1 March, 2018 16:08 PM

Nokia 8110’s slider ‘Matrix’ feature phone returns with 4G

Nokia 8110

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Nokia’s 8110 the distinctive ‘candy bar’ feature phone with a slider opening was once the phone that everyone wanted but no one could afford, made popular through the Matrix film franchise. Now HMD, the company that has the license to make Nokia phones, is hoping for a hit by bringing it back.

Nokia officially took the wraps off the new 8110 — a new feature phone that will come with 4G connectivity and a selected group of apps such as Google’s Assistant, Maps, and Search; as well as Facebook and Twitter. It also comes with a battery life befitting of feature phones: 17 days, with 9 days of talk time. The 8110 comes in banana yellow and black.

This is the second feature phone that HMD has announced since picking up the licensing deal with Nokia for feature and smartphones. The first, the 3310, has been a big hit for HMD. The company told TechCrunch that it is currently the leading handset maker in the feature phone category, part of a bigger milestone, selling 70 million devices overall in 2017.

That figure includes both feature and smartphones; and while the company does not break out specific models or categories publicly, it described feature phones to TechCrunch as the “bigger runner” within that number.

Full specs below

2G: 900/1800, 3G: WB-CDMA 1/5/8/39, 4G: FDD-LTE 1/3/5/7/8/20, TDD-LTE 39/40/41/(38)
OS: Smart Feature OS from KaiOS
Chipset: Qualcomm® 205 Mobile Platform (MSM8905 Dual Core 1.1 GHz)
Storage: 4GB eMMC internal memory4
Display: 2.4-inch QVGA display, curved display
Camera: 2MP rear camera
Connectivity/Sensors: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1, GPS/AGPS, micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm AV jack
Battery: 1500mAh
FM radio
Audio playback file formats: AAC, AMR, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis
Micro SIM slot