HMD’s New Nokia Phone Includes A Concealed Charger For The Accompanying Earphones

    HMD's New Nokia Phone Includes A Concealed Charger For The Accompanying Earphones

    The Nokia 5710 XpressAudio, which includes a built-in charging case for an integrated set of true wireless earbuds, is one of three new Nokia feature phones that HMD has unveiled. The firm is by no means the first to have thought of this notion (the Servo R25 from 2019 is just one recent example), but it’s noteworthy to see the form factor tried by a more established brand with a wider customer base.

    From the front, the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio seems to be an ordinary candy bar-style feature phone with a 2.4-inch display and a traditional T9 keypad. However, around the rear is a charging chamber that can be accessed by sliding a plastic cover. There is no information yet on a US release, however the gadget will retail for £74.99 (€69) and be made available in the UK in late July.

    The phone itself has a long enough battery life that it doesn’t seem like charging the accessories will be much of a hassle. The true wireless earphones can play music for up to four hours on a single charge or provide 2.4 hours of call time. With two 4G SIM cards installed, HMD claims the detachable 1,450mAh battery on the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio provides up to six hours of talk time over 4G and up to 20 days of standby.

    Since the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio is a feature phone, functionality for contemporary music streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music is not mentioned. (It utilises the minimal Series 30 Plus operating system that has been employed in Nokia-branded phones for over a decade.) HMD is correctly choosing not to bring back the old Nokia music services (they were bad). Instead, the gadget’s playback options are a little more retro and include the ability to play MP3s or listen to an FM radio that is embedded right inside the device.

    In addition to the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio, HMD has also unveiled the Nokia 8210 4G feature phone (based on the iconic Nokia 8210 introduced in 1999) and the Nokia 2660 Flip, a flip phone. The 8210 4G will cost £64.99 (€59), while the Nokia 2660 Flip will cost £64.99 (€69) and come with an additional £20 (€20) charging cradle. Both will be accessible in late July.

    In comparison to the 10-inch T20 tablet that was introduced last year, the Nokia T10 is a smaller, eight-inch Android tablet. For a Wi-Fi-only variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, the starting price in August will be £129 (€159).