Nokia brings the Iconic Slider 8110 with smart features to 2018
At $97 (do your math in rupees) the new Nokia 8110 from the past is going ‘back to future’. Ideally suited for the minimal in smartphone technology Nokia 8110 launched at MWC 2018 focuses on keeping the battery power for a lasting duration and a retro model (which many people would want with basic and vital smartphone features).
The phone was popularized in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Matrix’ during its tenure over a decade ago. Nokia made a smart move by bringing the much desirable handset back into the smartphone arena.
The move is similar to bringing the 3110 in CES last year. Nokia is covering the opportunity areas and creating a recall of the brand’s powerful name it had during the 1990’s and this trick may do the job well. The retro phones if powered by today’s smart technology despite featuring minimal but basic and important connectivity functions and features for users are becoming a favored option as a second phone.
This could be a setback to the cheaper non-android function phones available readily, while Nokia takes over the cheaper phone market with its retro models pumped with smart technology. The concept and idea are analogous to Marvel Comics coming back to life in the Movie industry (if you get the picture).
The new Nokia 8110 has at its heart a Dual Core Snapdragon 200 series processor with 512MB RAM (enough to power features on a retro smartphone coming back to life in 2018). The 2MP camera is not a mega feature but is exactly in the league of the Chinese home-industry phone manufacturers. A Dual Nano-SIM 4G supported and a powerful 1500mAh battery the slider phone of the past is armed with essentials for online connectivity.
Nokia is not aiming this move to bring power-packed wonders to the users. For that, it has launched 3 top notch models in that segment at MWC. It is rather making that niche market which revives every popular older model with enough smart value to be considered a backup or a secondary stylish phone.
A quick look at the new Nokia 8110:
*Most important the slider handset supports VoLTE calls and 4G connectivity.
*The phone uses Smart Feature OS, is powered by Qualcomm 205 dual-core processor, a 4GB storage, 512MB LPDDR3 RAM and 1500mAh battery lasting 25 days.
*Nokia 8110 (2018) features a 2.4-inch QVGA curved screen in color and good pixel density for daylight and comes with a 2MP rear camera.
*The new Nokia 8110 feature phone will be on sale from May 2018.
*The curve design of the phone is ideal for facial comfort and the slider locks and unlocks the phone with an option to answer calls.
*You have all necessary social media apps and Maps to assist you and a browser that delivers reasonably.
Although many reviews will put down the phone the market is going to go towards them considering the style value of retro with smart features and a 4G connectivity. What this means in simple lingo is that Nokia will take over the cheap phone market making the inexpensive phones a spin for the secondary or backup (smart)phone.