One of these is the 5710 XpressAudio which includes a pair of TWS earbuds charged onto the phone itself! We’re hoping the sound is high quality.
When it comes to feature phones, there’s no other popular brand to look at than Nokia. They basically have dominated the market and currently stand as one of the only manufacturers that still manufactures feature phones. Feature phones they are, as they are indeed packed with it.
Nokia has announced a few days ago three new feature phones with 4G services. These include the Nokia 2660 Flip, 5710 XpressAudio, and 8210 4G. Alongside these three is the Nokia T10, an affordable Android tablet.
Nokia 2660 Flip
Flip phones once dominated the mobile phone space. These did not exactly go away and instead evolved into what we call “foldable phones”. It seems that Nokia never forgot this timeless form factor.
Like all modern feature phones, the 2660 Flip has a coloured screen. Beneath that screen is a large tactile T9 keypad. The phone also has a Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) so that elderly users can use the phone more comfortably. It has a notification screen on the rear cover as well as a camera with flash. There are three colours to choose from Black, Blue, and Red.
Nokia 8210 4G
The 8210 is a more traditional feature phone. It comes with a coloured screen, a T9 keypad, a VGA camera, and a MicroUSB port. It is essentially a modern take on the 1999 classic with extra bells and whistles. Its software is handled by Nokia’s proprietary S30+ operating system. It has a 1450mAh battery with a maximum 4G talk time of 6 hours and also has up to 19 days of standby time. Certainly less than the one advertised for the Nokia 3310 reboot. Other improvements from the original include an FM Radio receiver, a MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB), a built-in music player, and the fan-favourite Snake game made by Gameloft.
It has three colour options: Sand, Blue, and Red.
Nokia 5710 XpressAudio
The Nokia 5710 XpressAudio is probably the most exciting of the three feature phones released. The design feels targeted more toward younger generations and also has a built-in storage and charger for its TWS earbuds.
Like the rest, it has a coloured screen, this one measuring 2.4in. and has a QVGA resolution. At the side of the phone are its signature audio controls. It also has a VGA camera at the back like the other two. It has a removable 1450mAh Li-Ion battery with a maximum talk time of 6 hours. It comes with 4G services. It is charged via MicroUSB. Its interface is powered by the proprietary S30+ OS. It comes in two colours: black and white with a red complement.
The odd one out of all the ones released. This isn’t a feature phone, it’s a tablet. A cheap 8″ Android tablet.
It has an HD+ (1280x800px) resolution) with an aspect ratio of 16:10. One advantage of its screen is that it’s Netflix HD certified so that when you watch through the streaming service, it’s higher quality than usual. This is possible thanks to the WideVine L1 support.
It is powered by a UNISOC T606 12nm chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. There is also a variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It is expandable via a MicroSD card, up to 512GB. It runs Android 12 and, despite of it having only 3 or 4GB RAM, Nokia guarantees you could upgrade it up to Android 14. This is a unique find among other budget tablets.
There is a single camera at the rear and another one at the front. The rear camera is an 8mp shooter with a LED flash. The front camera has a disappointingly low quality of just 2mp. There is a version that comes with optional 4G LTE services so you can use it to call, alongside Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
It has no fingerprint scanner although it does support face unlock. The tablet is made of polycarbonate plastic and also has an IPX2 splash resistance rating. It has a 5250mAh battery which Nokia is apparently afraid to tell because it’s not mentioned in its spec sheet (instead, “all-day battery” is in its place). It is charged via a 10W USB-C cable and brick.
It has stereo speakers with OZO playback, a 3.5mm audio port, and also has Google Kids Space so you can distract your child while you procrastinate at the back. The tablet can also be used as a secondary screen to your PC to maximize productivity.
It comes in Ocean Blue.
All three feature phones will launch first in the United Kingdom later this month. The Nokia 8210 4G and Nokia 2660 Flip will retail for GBP 64.99 (~Php 4.3K) and the 5710 XpressAudio for GBP 74.99 (~Php 5K). Meanwhile, the T10 tablet will launch in Europe also within this month. The 3/32 Wi-Fi only starts at EUR 159 (~Php 9K). There is no price yet for the 4/64 LTE variant. We aren’t yet sure if Nokia is bringing these to the Philippines.