Do you want a phone that charges your wireless earbuds while bringing memories? HMD has one for you in the new Nokia 5710 XpressAudio. If the name sounds familiar, it is because it is reminiscent of the Nokia ExpressMusic phones of old.
The 5710 is actually a candy bar phone that comes with a built-in charging case for a pair of wireless earbuds. It has a tiny 2.4-inch screen that accepts input from a T9 keypad. The earbud charging compartment is on the back and shows when you slide down a plastic cover. There is a camera (don’t expect stunning photos) and a flashlight on the back too.
The included earbuds let you enjoy your music for up to four hours on a single charge or 2.4 hours when you are talking on the phone. The phone’s battery life is phenomenal, so you need not be worried about how much battery the earbuds will draw when charging. In fact, according to HMD, the 5710’s 1,450 mAH offers a talk time of six hours on a 4G network and 20 days of standby with two SIM cards installed.
HMD has not mentioned support for music streaming like Spotify and Apple Music, so you may be limited to the songs saved to your phone or listening to the built-in FM radio. The 5710 runs a pared-down version of the Series 30 Plus OS, which Nokia used in the past. Long-time Nokia users probably remember the company’s music service, but the company nor HMD has said it would bring it back.
The new basic phone costs £74.99 (€69), and you can buy it in the UK, starting later this month. HMD has not revealed anything about a US release.
HMD is not the first to include a charger for wireless earbuds, as the feature is present on the Servo R25 released in 2019.
In addition to the 5710 XpressAudio, HMD also released the Nokia 8210 4G, a feature phone based on the Nokia 8210 released, and a Nokia 2660 Flip phone. The 8210 4G costs £64.99 (€59), while the Nokia 2660 Flip will cost £64.99 (€69). There is an optional charging stand costing £20 (€20). The two phones will be available in July.
HMD also unveiled the Nokia T10, an eight-inch Android tablet that starts at £129 (€159). The base version is a Wi-Fi-only model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Availability is in August. The tablet is a smaller version of the Nokia T20 with a 10-inch display released last year.