Nokia announced three new phones, including the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio, which has a built-in charging case for a pair of inline wireless earphones. Think of it as a charger for those headphones.
The idea appears new and innovative, but the company is far from being the first to introduce this idea, as we find the Servo R25 of 2019 as a recent example, but we must also pay attention to its beautiful design, which combines classic Nokia smartphones with a modern case for wireless headphones. As opposed to the shapes and designs presented before.
A 2.4-inch screen and a classic T9 keyboard make the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio look like a simple, stock phone. A plastic cover covers the charging compartment at the back. There is no word on whether a US or Arabic version of the device will be available, though it is expected to retail for £74.99 (€69) in late July.
Using Nokia’s latest wireless earphones, you can listen to music for up to four hours, or make calls for up to two and a quarter hours. Keeping accessories charged isn’t much of a problem either since the phone itself has a long battery life. When two 4G SIM cards are inserted into the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio, its removable 1,450mAh battery will last up to six hours of 4G calls as well as 20 days on standby.
Despite the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio’s heavy reliance on listening, it does not support modern music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. Nokia-branded phones have been running on the Series 30 Plus operating system for almost a decade. Nokia Music doesn’t seem to be revived by HMD. As a result, we get a slightly old-style playback option that lets us listen to FM radio or MP3 files