Before their were smartphones, there were flip phones (and a whole bunch of other phones that were… less intelligent, I guess). But what’s old is new again, and HMD has been reviving classic phones for folks who don’t always need a full-fledged web browser and app store.

The company has already brought back the Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8110. Now it’s the Nokia 2720’s turn.

The Nokia 2720 Flip is set to launch this month for 89 Euros (about $99).

As the name suggests, the Nokia 2720 Flip is a flip phone. Flip it open and you get a small screen on one side, and a number pad on the other. Fold the phone closed and it’s small enough to easily slide into a pocket — but there’s also a small secondary display that can show the time, date, and other notifications.

This is very much a feature phone rather than a smartphone. It runs KaiOS and includes a few apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Google Assistant. But there’s no physical keyboard, and has a much more limited set of apps than a device running Android or iOS.

The upshot is that HMD says you should be able to get up to 10 hours of talk time or 28 days of standby time from the phone’s removable 1,500 mAh battery when connected to a 3G network.

It also supports 2G and 4G networks as well as 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2, and HMD will sell single-SIM and dual-screen versions of the Nokia 2720 Flip.

Specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a microSD card that supports up to 32GB of removable storage. The primary display is a 2.8 inch QVGA screen, while the front display is a 1.3 inch, 240 x 240 pixel screen.

The phone also has a micro USB 2.0 port, a headphone jack, and a 2MP rear camera.

Other new feature phones from HMD include the Nokia 110, which is a budget phone expected to sell for around $20 when it hits the streets this month, and the Nokia 800 Tough, which is HMD’s first rugged phone. It will launch in October for 109 Euros ($120) and features a MIL-STD-810G compliant design, IP68 water and dust resistance, and a non-removable 2,100 mAh battery said to last for up to 43 days of standby time or 14 hours of talk time, making the phone a promising device for folks who work or play outdoors.

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10 replies on “HMD’s latest feature phones include a Nokia 2720 revival”

  1. i got the banana phone last year and the 3310 2017 before that. kaios is not as good as a java phone. there are fewer apps for kaios than java i carry the 3310 as it does more. i won’t be buying another kaios phone.

    1. Also find the OS isn’t all that stable. My father has a KaiOS phone and it crashes and hangs often. Maybe its just the implementation on that particular phone, but I’m not impressed with it as a feature phone OS.

  2. Still waiting for an updated Droid 4. Really want a slider landscape keyboard.

    1. Wait for the F(x) Tec Pro Phone.
      It’s made by geeks like us, and has a decent Android OS but will support Native Linux too.

      Although I think a better phone, would be something regular like a Samsung S10 Plus, then having an external attachment for a qwerty keyboard. That way you can take it with you when needed, or leave it at home. And you get the option of different region keyboards as well. I think Lenovo was doing something like that with the Moto Mods.

      1. Nope, it was a startup that was creating a Moto mod. They gave up and are now making the Fxtec Pro 1.

        I got to play with the keyboard Moto Mod and the issue with it was that the centre of gravity was way off. They did the best they could, but in the end the phone wasnt designed for it.

  3. I still have the original 2720 sitting in a box somewhere. It was pretty awful as a phone, but it wasn’t too bad as an MP3 player. Battery life was pretty good. The 2.5mm jack was a bit weird, but thankfully adapters exist.
    I hope availability for these phones is good in NA.

  4. Any word on if this will work in America? Didnt see any info regarding what bands are supported. I want a decent feature phone that works in the USA so so bad!

    1. Looks like no on 4G:

      Network bands (Middle East, North Africa, Asia Pacific, Greater Chinese Region) GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 | WCDMA: 1, 5, 8 | LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38/41 (120MHz), 39, 40

      Network bands (Europe) GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 | WCDMA: 1, 5, 8 | LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

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