“The Nokia 2720 Flip is a 4G-enabled feature phone based on KaiOS”
HMD Global, the brand that holds the license to make and sell Nokia phones, is known for introducing nostalgia-inducing new models of classic Nokia handsets from time to time. The latest product from the brand under this strategy is the Nokia 2720 Flip, which has arrived as the 2019 edition of the 2009 model bearing the same name. The phone is also the first clamshell phone from HMD Global since it acquired the rights to make Nokia devices.
We managed to play with the new Nokia clamshell phone, and here’s the first look at its design and specifications.
Starting with the design, the Nokia 2720 Flip sports two separate displays – a small 1.3-inch one on the outside and a larger 2.8-inch one on the inside. The external screen lets you see notifications or check who is calling, before you flip it open and utilise the main display. The stylish-looking phone comes with large buttons on the T9 keyboard to let you type quickly. Apart from the standard keys, there’s also a dedicated emergency button on the side of the phone. The same button can be configured to launch the Google Assistant as well.
Talking about the specs, the Nokia 2720 Flip is based on KaiOS and uses Qualcomm’s 205 Mobile Platform, which is aided by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The phone is loaded with multiple apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, Google Maps, Snake, and supports Google Assistant. You can also download more apps from the KaiOS app store. The phone has support for LTE Cat 4, VoLTE, and VoWiFi connectivity options, apart from dual-SIM slots and Bluetooth. Notably, the handset also offers internet sharing over Wi-Fi (hotspot). Lastly, the Nokia 2720 Flip has a 2,100mAh battery, which should be able to last at least for two to three days.
The Nokia 2720 Flip has been priced at Euro 89 (~Rs 7,050) and will go on sale in select markets in September. Notably, the phone has joined the club of refreshed classic phones including the Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8110 Banana phone, which were unveiled in 2017 and 2018 respectively.