Nokia Mobile is working to relaunch two Nokia "Icons" from the past as a part of its "Originals" portfolio of devices. The new feature phones were spotted on a German carrier Telia's website by WinFuture.de. The phones spotted are the Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G. As the names suggest both the phones will support 4G and just like other high-end Nokia smart feature phones these should be running on KaiOS as well.
Nokia 6300 was launched in 2007 and was a solidly built phone with a mix of
metal and plastic construction. The phone ran on S40 OS (the best feature
phone OS to this day IMO), had a 2" display and a 2MP camera at that time. I
hope the upcoming Nokia 6300 4G enjoys some of these features like metal
construction, 2MP camera and an improved display and battery life.
The Nokia 8000 4G on the other hand has much bigger shoes to fill. The Nokia 8XXX series of flagship devices like the Nokia 8800 Sirocco/Sapphire Arte, Nokia 8910 and many others were made of premium materials like Stainless steel and Titanium and came with sliding keypad covers. These were the most premium and attractive feature phones back in time and Nokia 8000 4G will have to be that in 2020. This would be a pretty bold move but such premium devices fall under the niche category. We don't know if the Nokia 8000 4G will be made of such premium materials or not. It could be sharing the design elements with some old classic of the Nokia 8XXX series but will be made of polycarbonate to keeps costs low.
We still don't know which on Nokia 8XXX device will the Nokia 8000 4G be based on or it could turn out one of HMD's own devices like the Nokia 800 Tough. The new feature phones could be launched in the next few weeks or MWC could be the right time.
What do you think about the Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G? Did you own the original Nokia 6300 or any Nokia 8XXX series devices in the past? Share your thoughts in the comments below. :)