The mobile phone industry began the Renaissance? In September 2019, HMD global, a Finnish company that produces Nokia mobile phones, announced that it would launch a flip phone. This upcoming Nokia 2720 flip is a new replica of Nokia's original 2720 fold. It is understood that the 2720 flip is equipped with kaios operating system, pre installed WhatsApp, Facebook, Google maps and other software, and comes with Kai app store.
It has a 1.3-inch screen on the outside, which can display the time. After it is turned on, there is a 2.8-inch main display. Like the classic flip phone, users can open the device to answer the call, then close and hang up.
In terms of network, 2720 flip supports 4G LTE, 150 (downlink) / 50Mbps (uplink), 2.4GHz Wi Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 3.5mm headphone hole.
It is not the first time that HMD company, which owns the intellectual property rights of Nokia mobile phone manufacturing, has re released the old mobile phones of Nokia mobile phone series. In the past two years, the company has launched new versions of some iconic devices, including classic models such as 3310 and 8110. HMD said that so far, more than 10 million of these mobile phones have been sold.
2720 flip is one of the five new devices announced by the company at IFA consumer technology trade show in Berlin. Other devices the company will launch include Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 smartphones and a new feature phone called Nokia 110.
Another feature phone launched by HMD is the Nokia 800 high, which the company said would have 'military grade' protection. HMD said that the phone is also equipped with 4G network and can withstand accidental drop. The company calls it 'reinforced' products, mainly for people working in bad weather conditions.
Counterpoint research said that in the past three years, the market share of functional phones has been growing, which is in sharp contrast to the shrinking sales of smart phones. Counterpoint predicts that feature phones will generate $16 billion in hardware revenue in the next three years, largely due to the growth of emerging markets.
Florian seiche, chief executive of HMD, said that the company would seek to launch the next generation 5g mobile network on mobile phones in the 'mid market' by 2020, and was making its hardware 'future resistant' to achieve this goal as soon as possible.
"Software innovation is becoming more and more important," ceche said. "People want to hold their mobile phones longer, but they should benefit from this innovation."
The Nokia 2720 will be available later this month for 89 euros (about 708 yuan).