Nokia attacks nostalgia with three basic phones with WhatsApp and Facebook

by Kelvin
Nokia attacks nostalgia with three basic phones with WhatsApp and Facebook

Nokia seems to understand perfectly that simple is not necessarily synonymous with backlinks. On this occasion, in the middle of the presentation of high-end phones such as the new Sony Xperia 5 at the IFA 2019 fair in Germany, the Finnish manufacturer presented three new feature phones which at first glance are super basic, but that have a series of characteristics that are not negligible.

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We talk about the Nokia 2720 Flip, which bears the same name and cover design as the 2720 Fold who saw the light a decade ago; Nokia 800 Tough, rough use, and Nokia 110, a more traditional and colorful alternative. Each of these devices have one feature in common: the KaiOS operating system that will allow them to install apps like WhatsApp and Facebook, in addition to the exception of the Nokia 110, have Google Assistant and 4G connectivity.

The 2720 Flip has two screens: an external one to display notifications and phone numbers. It has an alphanumeric T9 keyboard, which means its buttons are large and easy to read. In addition, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 processor, 512 GB of RAM and 4 GB of storage that can even be expanded up to 32GB with microSD. Its battery, as expected, is removable and 1,500 mAh. But the 800 Tough is not far behind: its IP68 and MIL-STD-810G certifications make it waterproof and can be submerged at up to 1.3 meters for 30 minutes, but it is also strong against extreme climates and falls of up to 1.8 meters. As protection, it is covered with rubber that make it even more resistant to shocks and also adds intense visual appeal. On the other hand, although the Nokia 110 does not have great features, its price is quite accessible.

Technical characteristics

NOKIA 2720 FLIP

  • External display: 1.3 inches with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.
  • Internal display: 2.8 inches with a QVGA resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 205
  • RAM: 512 GB
  • 4 GB of storage
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi and 4G
  • Camera: 2 megapixels with flash
  • Battery: 1,500 mAh
  • Operating System: KaiOS
  • GPS, Bluetooth 4, flashlight and 3.5 mm jack
(Photo: Nokia)

NOKIA 800 TOUGH

  • Screen: 2.4 inches
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 205
  • RAM: 512 GB
  • 4 GB of storage
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi and 4G
  • Camera: 2 megapixels with flash
  • Battery: 2,100 mAh
  • Operating System: KaiOS
  • GPS, Bluetooth 4, flashlight and 3.5 mm jack
New Nokia feature phones(Photo: Nokia)

NOKIA 110

  • Operating System: KaiOS
  • MP3 playback, audio jack
New Nokia feature phones(Photo: Nokia)

Price and availability

It is still unknown when they will be available in Mexico. But, while the Nokia 2720 flip will come out with a price in Europe of 89 euros (around 1,933 pesos), the 800 Tough will cost 109 euros (about 2,300 pesos) and 110, just 20 euros (around 430 pesos).