In February, Finnish phone company HMD unveiled plans to reissue the Nokia 8110 – aka the “banana phone” – which rose to prominence in pop culture after being featured in the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster. The matrix (which is again very trendy). Before its official release, Highsnobiety managed to call the first dibs down, and naturally we had to test it.
While the new upgraded phone comes equipped with 4G VoLTE calling, access to an app store, and portable hotspot capabilities, it was the old-fashioned 2MP camera that really caught the eye. our attention.
As you can see in the gallery above, our very own Julien Tell took a few shots and the results are reminiscent of an era before smartphones and camera resolutions clearer than real life. The grainy images should warm the hearts of anyone who remembers the pre-iPhone days when flip phones reigned supreme.
For those who want to deal with a slice of nostalgia, the Nokia 8110 curved handset will cost just € 79 (around $ 92) and will be available in black or banana yellow in June.
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