More than any other brand, Nokia has championed the retro flip phone, and now it’s taking that momentum to the next logical place: movie tie-ins. Indeed, we all remember 1999’s The Matrix, though only some of us might recall the banana-shaped flip phone used by Keanu Reeves (aka Neo) in the film. Now, Nokia has brought the semi-famous phone back to life, while throwing in some modern features for good measure.
Whether you’re a Matrix buff or just a dude looking to get away from oversized smartphone screens for a while, the new Nokia 8110 4G has you covered. Featuring an iconic curved (i.e. banana-shaped) design, the phone hosts a compact body, a polycarbonate shell, and a panel that slides out to both answer calls and reveal the dial pad. Also included are Wi-Fi connectivity, preloaded apps, a supremely long-lasting battery, and the Qualcomm 205 mobile platform. Lastly, it wouldn’t be a Nokia classic if it didn’t come pre-loaded with a revamped version of the Snake game, which it does.
Truth be told, the Nokia 8110 4G is really not a bad looking phone. Plus, if it’s good enough for Neo, it’s definitely good enough for you. Sealing the deal is a terrific price point of $129 AUD. Offered in banana yellow or traditional black, the phone will be available for purchase starting 20 September at Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Big W, and Officeworks.