Nokia resurrects 8110, unveils near bezel-less bets


Posted at Feb 26 2018 12:19 AM | Updated as of Feb 26 2018 09:55 AM

MANILA - (UPDATE) Nokia bet on nostalgia for a second time, resurrecting the banana-shaped 8110 while launching two near bezel-less Android handsets.

The 2018 Nokia 8110, unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is 4G-capable and comes with Google, Google Assistant, Google Maps and fan favorite Snake.

Nokia phones, now manufactured by HMD Global, relaunched its iconic 3310 last year, offering it as a second handset for calls and as an alternative for digital detox.

Nokia also launched two phones with displays that cover nearly the entire screen and with dual lens shooters at the back, the 7 Plus and the pricier 8 Sirocco.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco upgrades the design of last year's Nokia 8 with a glass back, water resistance and a 5.5-inch curved screen similar to Samsung's flagships. It will retail for 749 euros (roughly P47,650)

The Nokia 7 Plus offers a similar all-screen design with Zeiss optics and a larger 6-inch screen but at a lower price point of 399 euros (roughly P25,400)

There was no immediate word on pricing and availability in the Philippines.