New Delhi: While Samsung and Huawei are launching their touchscreen high-end foldable smartphones with clamshell designs, Nokia brand licensee HMD Global has launched a new feature phone with a flip mechanism.
The phone is aimed at entry-level users, although it may evoke nostalgia among fans of the old T9 keyboard flip phones like the Moto RAZR V3i and Nokia 7020. The new Nokia phone called the Nokia 2780 Flip is available in multiple colors. and supports FM radio and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Like most current Nokia phones, it supports 4G VoLTE, but no 5G connectivity yet.
Nokia 2780 Flip Price
The Nokia 2780 Flip has been launched in the US and details about its global availability remain unclear. It comes with a price tag of $89.99, which is roughly Rs 7,400, and customers can choose between blue and red colors. Nokia’s US website lists November 7 as the estimated shipping date.
India-specific availability details remain unclear, though users can still buy the trendy flip phone for their parents or kids. In India, Nokia is selling the Nokia 2660 Flip, which costs Rs 4,699. It comes in black, blue and red.
Nokia 2780 Specifications
The clamshell design of the Nokia 2780 Flip allows the phone to include two screens, even though there is only one camera on board. The cover comes with a 1.77-inch TFT display and inside is a 2.7-inch TFT display.
On the back, the 2780 Flip has a 5-megapixel camera with fixed focus and LED flash. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm 214 chipset with a maximum download speed of 150 Mbps.
The Nokia 2780 Flip is very similar to the Nokia 2760 Flip, although the former supports FM radio. The phone will also get MP3 support and Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. In terms of storage, there is 4GB of RAM and 512MB of internal storage with single SIM support.
Another great addition to the phone is the Type-C charging port, which eliminates the hassle of carrying a separate micro-USB cable. The phone runs on KaiOS which supports WhatsApp.