The Nokia 8810, more popularly known as the banana phone. Photo: Facebook
DURBAN - The Nokia 8110, more popularly known as the banana phone, will be released into the South Africa market later this year.

The phone, which famously debuted in the Matrix films, has utilizes slider which allows you to answer and end calls.

The 8810 will be available in classic black and banana yellow. It runs on the Smart Feature OS and it is a basic feature phone so customers who purchase the phone will not have access to the Android apps that other Nokia Android phones have.

Instead, HMD, the makers of the phone, will be creating an app store that will have Facebook. An updated version of the famous Snake game that used to be on the old Nokia phones, will also be featured on the new 8810.

HMD is a Finnish company that entered the global market of smartphones with the new generation of Nokia Android phones.


The new 8810 promises talk time of up to 7 hours and standby time of up to 25 days. The phone also has up to 48 hours of music playback and about 6 hours of video playback time.

Some of other Nokia smartphones include the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 1.

Display 2.45” QVGA display, curved screen
Camera 2 MP rear camera with LED flash
Battery 1500 mAh
Storage 4 GB
Operating system Smart Feature OS powered by KaiOS
CPU MSM8905 Dual Core 1.1 GHz
RAM 512 MB
Size 133.45 x 49.3 x 14.9 mm
Weight 117 g




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