*레트로 디자인 재해석 바나나폰 Nokia resurrects bright yellow "banana phone"

Nokia has relaunched its 8810 phone from the 1990s, complete with its original curved, bright yellow cover often likened to a banana.

The 8810 made its comeback at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) – 22 years after its original release in 1996.

The phone, which was likened to a banana thanks to its curving shape and vibrant yellow cover, shot to popularity in 1999 when it was used by Keanu Reeves' character in The Matrix.

Available to purchase from May 2018, the phone follows on from Nokia's first retro rerelease – the 3310 launched at last year's event.

As Nokia no longer makes phones itself, the revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global.

Nokia and HMD Global described the new 8110 as "an icon reloaded" and, similarly to the 3310, intend it to be a modern update of the original device.

Its operating system has been updated to allow for app downloads and 4G coverage, but the design remained largely the same and features a similar appearance.

As with the original device, calls can be answered and ended by moving the phone's sliding cover. Users can also play Snake – the game often credited with the success of Nokia's 3210 model.



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