New Nokia feature phone with XpressMusic looks revealed by TENAA

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HMD has revived several classic Nokia phones and TENAA shows that another one is in the works (model name TA-1212). It’s a bar phone with a splash of red that reminds us of XpressMusic models – like the Nokia 5130 (but without the side-mounted buttons).

This is a basic feature phone like the Nokia 110 (2019) and not one of the KaiOS powered devices like the recent Flip and Tough handsets. We can tell by the 0.36GHz single-core processor, mere 8MB of RAM and 16MB storage (note the M as in megabytes). It does have a microSD slot, supporting cards up to 32GB so it can work as a simple MP3 player.

New Nokia feature phone (photos by TENAA) New Nokia feature phone (photos by TENAA) New Nokia feature phone (photos by TENAA) New Nokia feature phone (photos by TENAA)
New Nokia feature phone (photos by TENAA)

The screen on the front measures 2.4” and has 240 x 320px resolution – some things never change. The phone is rather thick, though, 13.1mm considering its battery has only 1,200mAh capacity. At least it’s super light at just 88g.

There’s a camera on the back, just the one, which shoots 0.3MP stills. The specs table says no video support, not even a choppy QVGA video like the old S40 phones used to shoot. There’s an LED flash, which counts as a feature on a phone in this class.

Back in 2018 HMD renewed the Xpress-on trademark, but we can’t tell by the side shots if this phone has user-replaceable panels or not.

Nokia 5130 XpressMusic from 2009 Nokia 5130 XpressMusic from 2009

We don’t know when this phone will be unveiled, but HMD has planned a series of Nokia Live events (as a replacement for the canceled MWC event). Note that the phone only has basic 2G connectivity, so it can no longer work on some carriers.

Source (in Chinese) | Via

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