Nokia, a brand licensed by HMD Global, announced on Thursday (19) its line of cell phones for the first half of 2020 – a launch that was scheduled for MWC 2020, canceled due to the pandemic of the new Coronavirus.
Among the intermediate models with Android, there is another “remake” of a classic device from the Finnish manufacturer. After the return of the 3310 and the 8110 “Banana Phone”, the chosen one is the 5310 XpressMusic.
This model was originally launched in 2007 with a focus not only on telephony, but also to play music. And the current model follows this pattern: it has physical buttons that make it easier to control a playlist, front speakers and the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as built-in Bluetooth and FM radio.
But the model is not a smartphone – neither in operating system nor in hardware, with very modest technical specifications. It has 8 MB of RAM and 16 MB of internal storage, expandable only via microSD card up to 32 GB, in addition to a 2.4 “QVGA screen.
The rear camera is VGA and there is a physical alphanumeric keyboard, following the design of the original. Finally, the device only operates on 2G, which means that telephony functions may not work depending on the region.
The battery has a storage capacity of 1,200 mAh, but Nokia guarantees that it can last up to a month in standby, due to the low consumption of the device.
The new Nokia 5310 will be sold in March, initially only in Europe. The color versions are the same as the XpressMusic: in black and red and white and red. The device will cost € 39 – the equivalent of R $ 210 in direct currency conversion. For now, there is no release scheduled for other regions.