Many moons ago we had a wide variety of phones. There was a big selection in different shapes and sizes. Now, they’re mostly all the same – a big screen and a slate design.
However, lately we’re seeing folding phones and, in a way, it’s a nod the the phones we used to use back in the day.
A decade ago we saw this, the Nokia 2720. Back in September 2009 it has a 1.8″ TFT screen (120×160 pixel), 9MB of internal storage, no memory car and a 1.3 megapixel camera. That was about it.
However, it’s now been reborn – the Nokia 2720 Flip has returned and it’s brough 4G along for the ride. HMD Global, the people now behind Nokia phones, have now made it available here in the UK for £89.99. It’s in John Lewis, Carphone Warehouse, Argos, Amazon, AO, A1 Comms and Go Mobile next week.
With a bigger 2.8″ 240 x 320 pixel screen (143 ppi), this runs the KaiOS on a Qualcomm MSM8905 Snapdragon 205 (dual-core 1.1 GHz) and Adreno 304 GPU. This time they’ve dropped 4GB of internal storage, and you get a microSD card slot too. The rear camera is a 2 megapixel unit.
Other specs include a 3.5mm jack, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and a microUSB charging port.
Although this perhaps isn’t as fully featured as your normal smartphone, the Nokia 2720 Flip comes with WhatsApp and Facebook, plus the Google Assistant is just one button away. It also has an Emergency Button as well as an ICE (In Case of Emergency) information menu.
The handset also gets a secondary 1.3″ external screen shows who’s calling before opening your phone to answer the call. There’s also that satisfaction you feel when you slam the thing shut :)