Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Nokia to bring back 'banana phone' from 1996

Nokia 7 Nokia to bring back 'banana phone' from 1996
Sherry Houston | 26 February, 2018, 10:23

It's definitely worth keeping an eye on, and on paper seems to be keeping up with rival devices, with a large 5.5in, 2K, 18:9, OLED display; wireless charging; and IP67 protection offering protection against water and dust. This Android One phone will be available in early April with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a €279 ($342 USD) price tag.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch display and features "damage-resistant" Corning Gorilla Glass. It utilises front and back cameras simultaneously. Nothing awesome, of course, but these will suffice for a feature phone; it's also worth noting it has up to 25 days of standby time. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone will be available in April 2018 starting from Euro 399. The devices include the premium Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone, the mid-range Nokia 6 and Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 1 for emerging markets. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with Adreno 512 GPU. The "Plus" variant of Nokia 7 brings some important improvements. The front camera consists of a large 16MP snapper with F2.0 lens.

Nokia has shooted the first arrow in barn, as it has launched the Nokia 6 at MWC 2018. It runs on stock Android 8.0 Oreo right out the box. The major highlight of the feature phone is the inclusion of Google Assistant. It even has the slider that gave it the "banana" look from the original 8810.

The prices and availability of the new Nokia smartphones in the UAE are yet to be known but we are certain that it will hit the local stores soon in the region.

Last year's top-end Snapdragon 835 processor is matched with 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, and a dual-lens 12MP + 13MP camera on the back. The rear camera module also comes with a new Pro Camera feature, new imaging suit and AI technology to modify the lighting conditions.

The company is also taking a fearless step (in Apple's words it courageous), it's finally killing the 3.5mm jack. The company also announced the Xpress-on interchangeable covers for the Nokia 1 smartphone.

The phone also comes with a revamped version of the iconic Snake game. The core specifications of the phone remains same as previously launched Nokia 8 phone.

It will be available in black and yellow colour options. The phone is backed by 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD. It comes with dual tone LED flash and sports a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.

The smartphone packs a 3,260mAh battery along with support for fast charging up to 50% in 30 minutes. The smartphone supports NFC connectivity, has a USB Type-C 2.0 port, rear-mounted circular fingerprint reader, and a 3,000mAh battery, as well as a headphone jack.

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