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.
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.