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Nokia refreshes its iconic 2720 flip phone

By Humza · 9 replies
Sep 6, 2019
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  1. HMD is keeping things simple at IFA 2019 where its Nokia-branded phones continue to focus on the lower-end mobile segment. The company announced its modern take on the classic 2720 flip phone by giving it an updated design and new features.

    Running KaiOS, the phone packs all necessary modern-day apps and services like Google, Google Maps, Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp. It's also got Google Assistant that enables dictation of texts in case someone doesn't fancy using the T9 keypad.

    Given the flip design, there's a 1.3-inch 240 x 240 display on the front and a 2.8-inch 320 x 240 screen for the main display. The 2720 runs on an entry-level Qualcomm 205 SoC with 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage that is expandable with a MicroSD card (32 GB max).

    In terms of connectivity, it's got LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/AGPS + GLONASS. There's also 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability for sharing the phone's internet connection with other devices.

    Nokia has also placed an emergency button on the side of the phone. Pressing it will send a text message to emergency contacts along with the user's location. It'll also ring those contacts one by one on loudspeaker mode until it makes a connection. Some might want to press it when they see the measly 2MP camera (with flash) on the phone's rear.

    With a removable 1,500 mAh battery, the phone can last up to 28 days in standby mode and comes in single and dual-SIM variants. In typical Nokia fashion, the phone sticks to the basics but does so for a really long time.

    In Europe, the phone will be available for 89 Euros in "Ocean Black" or "Grey" color later this month, with availability in more countries expected soon.

    Besides the flip phone, the company also introduced the Nokia 800 Tough. A handset that seems to challenge the legendary 3310 for durability. Similar to the 2720, this phone runs on KaiOS and has an IP68 rating for dust and waterproofing. It's also military grade tested (MIL-STD-810G) to survive humidity, noise, low pressure, temperature and direct sunlight.

    The Nokia 800 Tough lasts up to 43 days in standby mode from its non-removable 2,100 mAh battery and will cost 109 Euros when it goes on sale in October. No word yet on a US release as the phone's specs page excludes the USA and Latin America region from its supported network bands.

    Lastly, there's the Nokia 110 that comes pre-loaded with a "full Snake game" and has an 800 mAh removable battery for 18.5 days of standby time, among other novelties. The phone will cost 18 Euros when it launches later this month.

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  2. XtremeHammond

    XtremeHammond TS Booster Posts: 98   +67

    O Motorola Razr, where art thou?
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,680   +4,025

    FANTASTIC! Finally, one of the phone companies got the message. Can't wait until it's available here!
    Godel likes this.
  4. Nobodysfool

    Nobodysfool TS Enthusiast Posts: 29   +28

    This is the kind of phone my mother badly needs rn (she's using a piece-of-sh*t Philips phone worth $15 that my dad bought). I'm gonna buy her one for her birthday come December.
    Capaill likes this.
  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,821   +2,666

    Why can't they make the d-button like it used to be, with a nice fat directional ring? With this design you end up hitting the middle "click" constantly while trying to navigate. Horrible.
    Odium and Godel like this.
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,590   +3,190

    Something doesn't add up. YouTube reviews of the phone show it having cheap plastic back.
  7. Bibman

    Bibman TS Rookie

    Introducing the Nokia Fold!
  8. Ravalo

    Ravalo TS Member Posts: 84   +24

    “In Europe, the phone will be available for 89 Euros in "Ocean Black" or "Grey" color later this month, with availability in more countries expected soon.”

    You can get an android 7.1/oreo GO phone for the same price with a quad core cpu, 1 gb of ram, an 8 mp rear/2 mp front camera, a 480p screen and the only downside being that it uses 3G instead of 4G (at least in my city)

    I still think its a good novelty phone for those who used to have a flip phone in 2009
  9. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,581   +1,178

    This looks like a Walmart-sold Go Phone.
  10. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 569   +351

    Amazing to see the replaceable battery coming with it. I'm this day and age.

    I'm sick of seeing super expensive screen slabs that look so similar amongst all manufacturers with pitiful battery life and advertising them as camera, gaming or some other selling gimmicks, rather than a PHONE.... too bad consumers and trend-followers keep buying them...

    I miss the days of Nokia and Motorola with days or even weeks of battery life. The true communication devices!

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