Do you want to take a trip down memory lane with your smartphone? It’s hard to find a phone that blends the old-school look and feel of a flip phone with some of the basic features and functionality offered by a modern smartphone.
HMD’s Nokia 2720 V Flip does exactly that. Like the retro Nokia phones we know and love, this one comes with a flip design. However, it also features a basic operating system that’ll perform some tasks such as WhatsApp messaging and accessing Google Assistant. Instead of being a full smartphone, it’s being dubbed a “smart feature phone,” which blends the lines between smartphone and basic phone.
The phone launched around two years ago in international markets, and now, the ultra-affordable phone is coming to the US through Verizon. That means you can run out and order one right now.
Nokia 2720 V Flip Specs and Features
The new flip phone comes with 4G connectivity, so it’ll get decent speeds for the limited data-using functions it offers. You can use the network to make calls, browse the web (albeit in a basic version), watch videos, and use the phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
You’ll find a Qualcomm 205 chip with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage inside the phone. It’s not the most powerful phone on the market, but it’s powerful enough with only the basic KaiOS to run.
The phone comes with some basic apps installed, including YouTube, Facebook, and WhatsApp. There’s also access to the KaiStore, where you can download other KaiOS applications (there aren’t a ton to choose from, though).
HMD’s Nokia 2720 V Flip features a throwback T9 keyboard and many other buttons, including a Google Assistant button.
There’s a 1.3-inch outer display and a 2.8-inch QVGA display inside. Also on the outside of the phone is an extremely basic 2MP rear camera. It won’t take pictures that’ll blow your mind, but it will get the job done if you need to snap a quick photo.
The battery life is one of the big things Nokia is touting. The phone should last for around 26 days on standby, which is great for people who don’t like charging their phones all the time.
Nokia 2720 V Flip US Availability
The phone is set to launch on May 20 on Verizon in the US. It’s quite affordable, coming in at $ 80. If you’re not into the prices of modern smartphones and don’t need the full functionality smartphones offer, you might want to look at the Nokia 2720 V Flip, as it’s cheap and performs enough basic functions to get the job done.