It seems like phones are just getting smaller, and smaller, and more touch-screeny than ever before, until that one time they got, ahem, bigger. (cough, Apple). It's hard to know where tech will go next, although some have speculated that it can only get smaller (again) from here. The speculators were right about one thing at least: things were about to take a turn for the... reverse. As in throwback status. Take a look at the New Nokia 2016 Dual Sim launch video below.
Some of the notable features include, but are not limited to, the fact that it looks like a phone from the late 1990s, its screen is smaller than your mom's, and it has an eerie resemblance to an iPod nano (hey Apple).
In all seriousness though, the key features and specs are as follows:
- 118 x 50 x 13.5 mm
- 82.6 g
- 2.4 inch, 240 x 320 resolution, LCD display
- Front Camera with flash
- Rear camera, CMOS sensor, LED Flash
- 1020mAh Battery
- 16 MB RAM
- 16 MB Internal Storage
- SD Card support up to 64 GB
- Glance Screen
Some additional tech knowledge that can perhaps shed some light on why this design is so backwards? I mean, hipster?
Earlier this year, Microsoft sold Nokia, it's phone biz, to Foxconn (subsidiary of FIH mobile) for a reported $350 million. The rumor mill has since been filled with ideas of Nokia debuting an Android phone, so this is just in line with that grapevine chatter. What else you should know? That it comes out on October 24, 2016, and will cost you a whopping $37.
Umm... at least that 1995 design has a 1995 price tag. Are we sure this is a smartphone, we're talking about? The average Android on the market is currently upwards of $200, so this device will likely be a game-changer.
Who would benefit most from its design? Perhaps it's your elderly parents, or their even more elderly parents, who take comfort in the nostalgia of pressing actual, physical, protruding keys, much like cracking open a hardcover book instead of turning a Kindle on to get your read on. Or maybe it's the other end of the spectrum: a toddler, tween, or whatever the hell we call the single-digit aged young people these days. Time will tell, but the question is, do you have your $37 ready?