The banana phone of 1990s, Nokia 8110 is back with sleek look and new features. Will evoking nostalgia help Nokia grab attention?
Nokia 8110 is back with a revamped look! One of the iconic cellular phones of 90s and being featured in The Matrix, Nokia 8110 4G will be available for sale in Singapore and Vietnam at the end of this month for $81 (approx. SGD 108.31). The new version will be launched under the flagship of HMD Global, a subsidiary of Nokia. The phone will be available in black and yellow. Nokia 8110 is a slider feature phone being equipped with 2 MP rear camera and 2.4 inch QVGA screen.
As the phone is updated version of classic 8110, it comes with 4G LTE connectivity and in-built apps like Google Maps, Twitter and Facebook. It runs on KaiOS operating system.
Nokia 8110 has 20 days of battery life with a support of 8 hours of call time. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 205 with 512 MB of RAM and 4G of flash storage. Coming to the connectivity, the phone is equipped with Wi-Fi 802, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, microUSB and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Let’s Go Down Memory Lane:
Nokia 8110 was perhaps the most stylish cellphone in 90’s with a slider and slight curve, which became a distinctive feature. It was its curved shape that earned the phone its nickname, the banana phone. Being featured in The Matrix gave a huge boost to its popularity (and sales as well).
Besides, the phone was the first in Nokia’s lineup to come with monochrome graphic LCD. The phone was succeeded by updated versions like Nokia 8810 and Nokia 7110.
It will be interesting to see if evoking nostalgia can work for Nokia.