Announced at IFA 2019 together with the rugged Nokia 800 Tough, the budget Nokia 110, Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2, the Nokia 2720 Flip is the second KaiOS phone to be released under the HMD-era as a successor to the bananaphone Nokia 8110 4G. This phone brings back the flip design inspired by the original Nokia 2720 Fold (2007) that many people loved, mixing it with 4G LTE connectivity and access to modern services such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps and YouTube.
The phone also features:
However, as with other KaiOS devices, it also features general bugs and performance hiccups, notably group text on sent wouldn't automatically convert to MMS making the text being sent to each individual in the chat, and system hanging at times.
Overall plastic build material and hinge design are also hardware issues to consider when using the 2720 Flip in long-term. It's recommended to get a case and screen protection for this phone wherever possible.
|Nokia 2720 Flip (nokia-beatles)|
|Released||5 September 2019 (IFA 2019)|
|Model||TA-1168, TA-1170, TA-1173, TA-1175|
|SoC||Qualcomm MSM8905 Snapdragon 205
(2 x 1.1Ghz Cortex-A7)
|Storage||4GB eMMC 4.5 (+ up to 32GB microSDHC card)|
|Network||2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE Cat4 150/50Mbps
+ EU: band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
+ MENA, APAC, GCR: band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38/41 (120MHz), 39, 40
VoLTE & VoWiFi support
Single or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
|Screen||Main: 320x240 @ 143 PPI, 2.8in QVGA TFT LCD 256K colors
External: 240x240 @ 261 PPI, 1.3in TFT LCD
|Bluetooth||4.1, A2DP, LE|
|Peripherals||- GPS & GLONASS
- Dual microphones with noise cancellation
|Camera||Rear: 2MP with fixed focus, LED flash|
|Open: 192.7 * 54.5 * 11.6 (mm) 7.59 * 2.15 * 0.46 (in)
Closed: 104.8 * 54.5 * 18.7 (mm)
|Weight||118 g (4.16 oz)|
|Ports||- microUSB charging & USB 2.0 data transferring port
- 3.5mm headphone jack
|Specials||- SOS emergency/Assistant/Google side button
- M4/T4 hearing aid compatibility
|Battery||Removable Li-Ion 1500mAh (BL-6A) (BV-6A compatible)
(up to 27 days of GSM standby advertised)
|Version||KaiOS 2.5.2, upgradable to KaiOS 188.8.131.52|
|Build no.||10.00.17.07, 21.00.17.01, 22.00.17.01, 30.00.17.05, 40.00.17.02|
BEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT DEVICES! Many KaiOS devices, such as the Nokia 8110 4G, 2720 Flip and 6300 4G are being sold at numerous tech stores and online sites for amazingly cheap prices; those turn out to be counterfeits and did not bring the experiences that people expected, and the store gets away with it as you wouldn't be able to get a refund.
To spot out the counterfeits:
Remember, only buy from trusted, reputable sources, even if they have higher prices. That higher cost usually guarantees that you're buying a genuine device.
*#*#33284*#*#: Toggle debugging mode, allow the phone to be accessed with ADB and DevTools. A bug icon will appear in the status bar letting you know debugging mode is on. This mode can also be turned on under Settings > Device > Developer > Debugger > ADB and DevTools.
*#06#: Display the IMEI(s).
*#0000#: Display device information, such as firmware version, build date, model number, variant and CUID.
adb reboot recoverywhen connected to a computer. Allows you to factory reset the device by wiping /data and /cache, view boot and kernel logs, and install patches from
adb sideloadinterface or SD card.
adb reboot edlwhen connected to a computer. Boots into a black screen, allows you to read and write partitions in low-level with proprietary Qualcomm tools. Remove the battery to exit.
You can also force reboot the phone by holding the Power/End call button and the Volume down key at any time.
EDL loader for this phone can be found on BananaHackers' EDL archive site with hardware ID 0x009600e100420029.
Do note that OmniSD, one of the methods used for on-device sideloading, requires the
navigator.mozApps.mgmt.import API that has been removed on KaiOS 184.108.40.206 and later.