Nokia 2720 Flip
Nokia 2720 Flip. © HMD Global.
At the IFA 2019 show in Berlin, HMD Global, the Finnish company that bought Nokia’s mobile division from Microsoft in 2016, announced a new version of the Nokia 2720 Fold, a GSM flip phone first issued in 2009. It seems that there is still a strong market for basic mobile phones, or “dumb phones” as opposed to “smart phones”. And for good reason: they are generally smaller, lighter, more rugged, cheaper and longer-lasting. The new 2720 is slimmer and sleeker, with a 2.8-inch QVGA (320x240px) internal display and a 1.3-inch (240x240px) external display. Just like in yesteryear, you can take a call by simply flipping the phone open, and hang up by flipping it closed. The device runs on KaiOS, Nokia’s proprietary operating system, offering many more features than its venerable ancestor: apps for Facebook, Google Maps, Google Assistant, WhatsApp, YouTube, etc. Its removable, 1,500mAh battery provides it with a standby time of anywhere from 20 days (4G) to 28 days (3G or GSM). Or, you can have a phone conversation of 6.5 hours in 4G, 9 hours in GSM and almost 11 hours in 3G. Under the hood, you’ll find a Qualcomm 205 SoC, 512Mb of RAM and 4Gb of storage (32Gb with a MicroSD card). A 2MP camera comes with a small flash. The Nokia 2720 Flip will be offered in two colours, black or grey, for EUR89 (USD99). Available as of the end of September.
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