HMD has announced two new members in its feature phones family, bringing back the old Nokia 6300 and Nokia 8000 in new 4G avatars dubbed Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G respectively.
While the Nokia 6300 4G keeps its ancestral design, the Nokia 8000 4G leaves the slide-out keypad mechanism as seen across the Nokia 8000-series. Both devices boot on the KaiOS and have useful apps including WhatsApp, Google Maps, and Assistant.
Following the announcement, Raun Forsyth, Head of Design at HMD Global said, “The whole Nokia phone portfolio is connected through design. It’s something that our fans know and recognize so we pay extra attention to make sure that our heritage transpires throughout everything we do, and this has been no exception. With the Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G, we wanted to offer the same choice that you’d have with our smartphone range to our feature phone customers, so they too can express their own personal style through technology.”
Now let’s take a quick look at both the devices followed by the global average retail price of each.
Nokia 6300 4G
The new Nokia 6300 4G comes with a 2.4-inch TFT display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution and a 4:3 ratio.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 chipset built upon 28nm technology and quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage expandable via microSDHC. Similarly, it runs on Kai operating system.
As for the camera, we are getting a single VGA main sensor at the back with an LED flash.
The 6300 4G has a bunch of connectivity options that include 4G of course, WLAN with hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, Radio, micro USB, and 3.5mm jack.
It comes in both single and dual SIM variants and available in light charcoal, white, and cyan green colors.
The Nokia 6300 4G is available in select markets for a global average retail price of 49 EUR.
Nokia 8000 4G
Much like the old Nokia 8000-series phones used to be, we are looking at a premium looking Nokia 8000 4G in four different color options onyx/black, opal/white, topaz/blue, and citrine/gold.
It comes with a 2.8-inch TFT display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution and a 4:3 ratio.
The device also uses the same KaiOS as well as 28nm based Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 chipset paired with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage expandable via microSDHC.
The 8000 4G has a 2MP main camera at the back with an LED flash and a bunch of useful connectivity features such as WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, micro USB, and 3.5mm jack.
The handset uses a removable Li-Ion 1,500mAh cell to keep its lights on. And it comes in both single and dual SIM variants as well.
The Nokia 8000 4G is available in select markets for a global average retail price of 79 EUR.