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Nokia 8110 4G - The Banana Matrix Phone

The Slidable old legend is resurrected. Yes, if you have ever watched the first ever heartthrob Sci-fi movie The Matrix in 1999, you must remember the iconic phone scene. Keanu Reeves gets a courier in the middle of his boring day and in it lies this gorgeous Spring Loaded Covered beauty, Nokia 4110.

Well, Nokia has brought this legend back to life in MWC 2018. The curved shape, slidable key cover and as mentioned, the eye pop colours are a delight to look at and to hold in the hand. Well, it's not exactly like the one used in The Matrix as the keypad cover is not spring loaded but manual.

The name is inspired by The Matrix and its banana-like shape. Hence, the name The Banana Matrix Phone. HMD Global announced a Nokia Originals series which would probably line-up all the retro hits from Nokia. The all new Nokia 8110 4G is one of them.

The device flaunts a cute 2.4-inch QVGA display with a screen resolution of 160  x 120 pixels. The slidable keypad cover is highly satisfying to play with as it docks and undocks below the screen. Usually, the slider when moved down unlocks the phone and when slid up, locks the device back. 

There is also a power button on the side that can be used to unlock without sliding the cover down but, all the keys will be unexposed to use. The plastic body made of polycarbonate shell feels sturdy. The device is expected to be launched in the month of May with an expected price of 6000 INR.

The device runs on Smart feature OS and the store is powered by KaiOS. The device is powered by a Qualcomm 205 CPU, coupled with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB Internal storage. For now, apps like Twitter, Facebook, Google Maps and Google Assistant are available for now and the company claims that more apps are on their way.

The device features a 2 MP VGA rear camera which just does its job. There is also an LED flash along-side the rear camera. There are a headphone jack and FM radio app as well. The main interesting feature is 4G connectivity. The device offers 4G LTE connectivity at a bandwidth of 40. You can also use the tethering hotspot feature included.

You can also use Gmail and Outlook synchronization is available to manage contacts and emails. There is also the Snake Preloaded game that runs well. Another selling point for this chunky device is that as the company claims, the device has a 25 days standby time for a single charge.

It also offers 8.5 hours of LTE call over a single charge.There are two colour options, Banana Yellow and Black. Be the bigger battery capacity, 4G connectivity, hotspot or the very satisfying sliding action, everything about the device recreates the nostalgia.

If you are looking for a backup phone with larger battery life for your smartphone or a fan of Nokia classics, you should get this handset as soon as it's out.

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