It’s been more than a year since the Nokia 8110 launched, but HMD Global has finally announced that WhatsApp is available on the smart feature phone.
Before you go out and buy a Nokia 8110 though, the company said this WhatsApp release is limited to India for now. Hopefully other regions will follow suit sooner rather than later.
The rebooted banana phone was launched at MWC 2018, running a version of the KaiOS platform dubbed Smart Feature OS. KaiOS brings several smartphone features to a basic feature phone design, such as Google Search, YouTube and Google Assistant. It also supports hardware features like 4G, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth.
Nokia’s phone isn’t the first KaiOS device to get WhatsApp though, as India’s wildly popular JioPhone series received the messaging app late last year. The KaiOS version of WhatsApp requires firmware version 2.5.1 or better, and supports the basic messaging features, group chats, voice notes, and photo/video sharing.
In India and have a Nokia 8110? Then you can download WhatsApp via the Store app on your banana phone. Have you noticed any other major differences between the KaiOS version and the Android version? Let us know in the comments section below!
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