Reliance on Thursday introduced that the KaiOS-based Jio Phone will quickly get support for WhatsApp and YouTube, and they are going to be out there beginning August 15. If you’re questioning whether or not the provision of WhatsApp is unique solely to the Jio Telephone, Nokia-licensee HMD International has now formally teased WhatsApp assist for the ‘banana’ telephone – Nokia 8110 4G. The telephone, which was unveiled at MWC 2018 because the successor to the legendary Nokia 8110, runs Sensible Characteristic OS (primarily based on KaiOS) that offers entry to apps akin to Google Assistant, Google Search, and Google Maps in addition to features a revamped Snake sport. It doesn’t have assist for WhatsApp but. However which may change quickly.
HMD International Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas, posted a tweet on Thursday mentioning the provision of WhatsApp on Jio Telephone. His tweet reads as, “Oh look, WhatsApp on KaiOS! Wanting ahead to going [banana]s!” This means that the identical function may very well be coming to the corporate’s 4G function telephone quickly. One of many largest issues with function telephones is that the favored chat app WhatsApp is not out there on them, forcing customers to pay further for a smartphone as an alternative. Whereas the Jio Telephone may be very standard in India with over 25 million subscribers, HMD International will immediately tackle the large if it introduces aggressive options like WhatsApp assist. With assist for extra standard apps, each the Jio Telephone and Nokia 8810 4G may give competitors to a number of low-end smartphones. Notably, it is unclear how the KaiOS model of WhatsApp will differ from messenger’s Android or iOS apps when it comes to performance.
The Nokia 8810 4G function telephone is a tackle the long-lasting authentic with the identical title and retains the long-lasting curved slider design. It provides 4G VoLTE connectivity, a concession to the trendy age, and is supposed to function a 4G function telephone or a companion telephone.
To recall a number of the specs, the dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Nokia 8110 4G runs KaiOS-based Sensible Characteristic OS and incorporates a 2.45-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) show. It’s powered by a 1.1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 SoC, coupled with 512MB of LPDDR3 RAM. The handset has a 2-megapixel rear digicam sensor with an LED flash.
For storing content material, the Nokia 8110 4G has 4GB of onboard storage. Connectivity choices on the telephone embrace 4G VoLTE with hotspot performance, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, FM radio, and a three.5mm headphone jack. Apart from, the telephone packs a 1500mAh battery that’s rated to ship as much as 9.32 hours of speak time on VoLTE and 25 days of standby time on LTE and measures 133.45×49.3×14.9mm.