Nokia is bringing back the 8110 ‘Matrix phone’
Nokia’s feature phones in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s were some of the most popular mobile phones on the market. After reviving the 3310 last year, Nokia has brought back another – the 8110.
The Nokia 8110 was perhaps most famously seen in the first Matrix movie, with a sliding cover over the keypad. The design prevents accidental dialing and allows for a portable form factor that becomes easier to hold once extended. Opening the slider automatically answers incoming calls just like the original model.
The updated design includes a full colour screen, 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi, a camera and a curated app store. It’s unlikely that the phone will run just any app, but Nokia says that popular apps like Facebook and Twitter will make their way to the new device. Importantly, the updated 8110 still runs Snake.
Local pricing and availability is yet to be announced, but the Nokia 8110 4G will be available in European markets from May this year at a price of EUR€79.