HMD Global launches Nokia 8110 4G Banana Phone: #MWC2018

Nokia 8110 4G Banana Phone

HMD Global has announced the release of Nokia 8110 4G with support for 4G VoLTE. Touted as Banana Phone, the Nokia 8110 4G is a refreshed version of the Nokia 3310 (2017). The integration of 4G VoLTE will set new benchmarks in the mobile segment. The newly launched Nokia 8110 4G also ships with enhanced features such as Google Search, Maps, Gmail and a wide range of games such as iconic Snake game.

The Nokia 8110 4G is designed to deliver the ultimate capabilities of a smartphone in a feature phone. The phone competes with the likes of JioPhone.The device is pre-loaded with KAI OS, which is also called as Smart Feature OS by the company.

Meanwhile, HMD Global also revealed that you will be able to install Facebook and WhatsApp by the end of Q3 2017. The company will push an update, which will infuse the app store with several commonly used apps. The 4G variant of the Nokia 8110 can also be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Talking about the specifications, the Nokia 8110 4G is equipped with a 2.45-inch QVGA curved display coupled with a physical keypad. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 205 processor, which runs at a clock speed of 1.1GHz.

Under the hood, the Nokia 8110 4G offers a 512MB RAM, 4GB non-expandable internal storage, a 2MP rear camera with LED Flash supported by a 1500mAh removable battery. The disadvantage of the handset is that you will not be able to expand the storage using microSD card.

In addition to Wi-Fi, the Nokia 8110 4G provides support for Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, FM Radio including a traditional headphone port. Priced at EUR 79, the Nokia 8110 4G will be available in Traditional Black and Banana Yellow color variants. You can buy the device starting May 2018. We don’t have any information about when the handset will launch in India but we will keep you updated.

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