Over the years, we have seen numerous types of smartphones hit the market. Among these devices, Nokia made some pretty radical smartphones with unique designs at their prime time. Also, recent reports suggest that HMD, Nokia’s parent company, is planning to bring back some of their previous devices, just like they did with the 3310. So in this article, I’m going to list 5 Nokia phones that had unconventional designs. , unlike traditional smartphones on the market.
Now keep in mind that this list is subjective and is based entirely on my opinions. So if you find any of the devices on the list irrelevant, you can let me know in the comments. So with that of course, let’s get into it, shall we?
5 Nokia phones with the wildest Devices
1) Nokia N-Gage (2003)
Released in 2003, this console-shaped gaming phone was made by Nokia to develop mobile gaming at that time. It had a pretty crazy design to its time and even had a working D-pad along with additional multimedia keys. Nokia discontinued the device in November 2005 when that introduced its gaming capabilities to its select Series 60 smartphones.
2) Nokia 7380 (2005)
Launched as part of the “L’Amour Collection”, the Nokia 7380 was one of the hottest phones on the market. It had a rather unusual design and looked more like an MP3 player than a mobile phone. More reasons to include the device on this list, right?
3) Nokia N93 (2006)
Like the N95, released as part of the N series smartphones, the Nokia N93 had a unique design that allowed users to turn the device into a full handheld camera (yes, remember that?). It was also the first Nokia device to come with a 3.2MP Carl Zeiss camera sensor and 3x optical zoom. It could record video at 480p resolution at 30FPS, which was more than enough at the time.
4) Nokia N95 (2007)
Released just before the first iPhone, the Nokia N95 was a phone well ahead of its time with the two-way sliding design. It was a multimedia-centric device and had a hidden panel with a series of multimedia function buttons on the top edge. Also, we recently saw the unreleased prototype of a modern N95 with a similar hidden panel.
5) Nokia XpressMusic 5700 (2007)
Although the Nokia XpressMusic series of smartphones had some rare devices, the 5700’s design was absolutely unique and quite ingenious for its time. The rotating bottom panel was the USP of the device and it was surely a unique hardware design. This allowed the user to use one camera as a front and rear camera
So these were some of the Nokia phones of the past that became the wildest designs of all time. It is true that if someone provides me one of these devices and shows me to use it, I will not be able to do it, due to all the incompatibilities. But I will feel sad because these devices are the ones this paved this way to advanced smartphones.