Nokia launches a fistful of phones, including another legendary icon

Nokia launches a fistful of phones, including another legendary icon

First, it was the Nokia 3310, and now, HMD has announced the release of Nokia 8110 - the feature phone that starred in The Matrix.

HMD Global announced five new phones at MWC 2018 - Nokia 8110 4G, Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco.

As was the case previous year with the relaunched Nokia 3310, the new version of the 8110 is a modern take on the phone, yet it's still instantly recognisable as an 8110.

The Mobile World Congress 2018 is underway in Barcelona, Spain and already Samsung, Sony and Nokia have debuted new smartphones. Both are powered by Android Oreo 8.0, and both phones will be available in four colors: lilac purple, midnight black, titanium gray, and coral blue.

The dual rear camera is consists of some important features like, a dual-tone LED flash as well as Zeiss optics, which can make this fact completely identical to the Nokia 7 Plus that was also launched in the same event.

The 2.4-inch QVGA display screen is a bit small for the usual tasks one does on big screen smartphones. The European price is 79 Euro including taxes, so should retail here for under R1500.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. Also, the latest Nokia phone is a part of Google's Android One initiative that is aimed to offer a vanilla experience with no customisations on top of stock Android. The device is also launched under Google Android One platform.

Dual Camera setup
Dual Camera setup

The Nokia 8 Sirocco will come with 128GB of inbuilt storage (no micro SD top-up facility). The Nokia 7 Plus includes Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics and a 12MP wide-angle primary camera.

To keep with the classic motif of the 8810, its reported that an updated version of the popular phone game Snake will be installed.

While the version 5 introduced bunch of new features such as Night and Sports mode, along with an updated Video Mode, a lot of features in new Lumia Camera were limited to high-end Lumia devices with PureView technology only. Soon, third parties could start creating their own apps made specifically for the 8110.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an upgraded variant that comes with a number of solid improvements.

It is fuelled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and 3,800 mAh battery.

"The Nokia 8110 comes with the craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia phone, delivering durability and reliability as standard", HMD said. It boasts LTE, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, micro USB 2.0, a headphone jack, FM radio, and a 1500mAh battery.

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