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Nokia Brought Back The 'Banana Phone' And It's Like The 90s All Over Again

Remember the cool slider phone that Keanu Reeves used in 'The Matrix'?


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Nokia Brought Back The 'Banana Phone' And It's Like The 90s All Over Again
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Last year, Nokia released a whole new generation of smartphones in what looked like the Finnish company's return from the dead.

The 2016 line-up also came with arguably the most iconic mobile device of all time - the Nokia 3310.

Over the weekend, Nokia repeated their old trick by reviving yet another one of their big hits from the 1990s.

The Nokia 8110 that was popularised by Keanu Reeves in The Matrix is back with a new and improved version!

Nokia claims that the 8110 is almost impossible to bend by hand.
Instead of being just a simple slider phone like when it was originally released more than a decade ago, this new remake has been transformed into a premium Android smartphone.

Back then, the 8110 was known to be the smallest and lightest phone in Nokia's archive.

Sometimes, simplicity is the best.
It was also popularly known for its curved design when opened, which somehow resembled a banana. That was how it earned the nickname 'banana phone'.

If the banana colour is too striking for you, you can opt for the black version like Keanu Reeves in the movie.
So Nokia decided to make the new model in a bright yellow colour with a keypad cover that brings you back to the good old days.

But unlike the version seen in The Matrix, the cover doesn't actually open automatically. You need to slide it down by hand.

Don't you miss 'The Matrix'?
The 8110 is also not like your average Apple or Android smartphone. It can only run a small number of apps, such as Google Assistant, Google Maps and Facebook.

Unfortunately, you can't use WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat. So just save this model as an affordable spare phone for nostalgic purposes.

Here are the complete specs for the brand new Nokia 8110 4G:
  • Smart Feature OS
  • Dual-core 1.1GHz Qualcomm 205 processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 2.4-inch, 320x240-pixel display
  • Micro-USB charging port
  • Micro SIM
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 1,500 mAh battery

The new Nokia 8110 4G will be available worldwide some time in May, so stick around for more updates coming soon!

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