Nokia brings back the 8110 "banana phone" that appeared in The Matrix

Audrey Hill
March 2, 2018

There's also a dual-camera on the rear of the device with a 12-Megapixel and 13-Megapixel telephoto sensor.

The standout feature of the Nokia 7 Plus is its design aesthetic.

With the likes of OnePlus and Honor, the mid-range is a tough battleground for smartphone makers these days. On a combined basis, Nokia now ranks as the No. 6 mobile phone seller, Counterpoint calculates. So, in one scene, the main character of the cult action - Neo (played by actor Keanu Reeves) - used was the Nokia 8110. It showed off their new phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona over the weekend. A revamp over the Nokia 8 released previous year, this is HMD Global' s most impressive offering till date. However, it has a more modern look. While it wasn't the best device, it was commercially successful.

While the 3310 sold extremely well, according to Nokia, it was frustrating to use after a decade or so's adjustment to touch screens and unhampered internet.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco. Now the Nokia 7 Plus is made out of aluminum, though you will find six layers of "ceramic paint" applies on top of it. The copper accent continues around sections like the fingerprint scanner, camera and logo. They're all part of Google's "pure and secure" Android One program. Nokia's new phone also comes with wireless charging, and the phone doesn't overheat since it has a glass body, with a stainless steel frame. The company does not actually manufacture Nokia handsets but has a licensing agreement to market the brand. Which is what all first-time users, especially in India, would want.

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The Nokia 7 Plus is backed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform, and is targeted toward creatives, the release said. Android One demands handsets to ship with 1GB and more of RAM, but Android Go handsets will be able to support RAM as low as 512MB. I look forward to seeing how it performs when we get hold of a review sample for further testing.

It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which doesn't appear to be expandable via microSD card. So on some levels, the 7 Plus matches the Galaxy S9 which is close to double the price. The box will come with a USB-C to 3.5 mm headset adapter as well. The battery of the phone is 1500mAh.

The biggest lure specs wise might well be the cameras, though. The device has dual-tone LED flash as well as Zeiss optics. Both the cameras help to achieve a 2x optical zoom.

So, the main camera is 12Mp with 1.4um pixels and an impressive f/1.75 aperture.

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