Enter the Matrix: Nokia 8110 4G announced with insane battery life and nostalgic design

Enter the Matrix: Nokia 8110 4G announced with insane battery life and nostalgic design
Nokia just announced the Nokia 8110 4G, yet another brand new version of an iconic device of the good ol' phone maker. It's a fresh new feature phone variation of the classic 8110 device that was introduced roughly 20 years ago and starred alongside Keanu Reeves in the cult classic The Matrix. This slider phone that tucks away a physical keyboard below a plastic shell - just like they used to make them in the past.

Enter the Matrix: Nokia 8110 4G announced with insane battery life and nostalgic design
Although it's a feature phone with pretty humble specs, the brand-new Nokia 8110 has some smarts - powered by YunOS, a forked version of Android, it can run a few essential apps like Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, the Google Assistant, and even Snake. Of course, the phone is capable of running more apps provided that the hardware supports these.

The Nokia 8110 is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm 205 chipset running at 1.1 GHz, has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage that's shared between the OS and the user-installed apps. Up front, a 2.4-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 320×240 pixels makes the rounds, solidifying the 8110 4G's feature phone status. There's no front camera, but a 2MP snapper makes the rounds at the back.

Finally, a 1,500mAh battery is powering the whole thing, and while that's measly by today's standards, the phone's modest specs would definitely pull out a great battery life out of that capacity. Nokia said that users should expect around 25 days of standby life on LTE. There's also Wi-Fi functionality, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS, Micro USB 2.0, and Bluetooth 4.1.

The Nokia 8110 4G will launch in Black and Banana Blue Yellow in May and will cost EUR89 in Europe (~$109). So far, no info has been provided on the availability of the phone.



FEATURED VIDEO

11 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21578; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bring on the nostalgia! I loved this phone back then, and I love it now. Will make a great back up phone.

5. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I love how they labeled it as the "banana phone" back then. I think i'll re-watch the whole Matrix series.

2. notfair

Posts: 709; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

The release date it's MAY 2018, they've said it at the beginning of the presentation.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I am so glad it has WiFi.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1154; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

" 2.4-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 160×120 pixels makes the rounds" - which one is it? QVGA (240x320) or QQVGA (160x120)

6. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

welcome back NOKIA

7. donnieroc unregistered

I loved the "Banana" phone back then.... and I absolutely love this new version!!! Bring it on!!!!!!!!

8. libra89

Posts: 2264; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow they are full of surprises!

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Definitely going to buy this. :)

10. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1312; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

How many hours of actual SOT or talk time are we taking here? Standby time is mostly irrelevant as actual use time is the preferred metric.

11. biostangoodtang1984

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 14, 2018

I am so excited to buy that mobile.....

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.