HMD launched Nokia 8110 4G, the Matrix aka Banana smart feature phone that was powered by KaiOS and it garnered much attention. Though Nokia 8110 4G owners needed to wait for a long time to get the much-needed WhatsApp on their phones that arrived with V15 update for Nokia 8110 4G.
The good news is that future Nokia smart features phones powered by KaiOS may arrive with WhatsApp pre-installed. Making an announcement today KaiOS Technologies confirmed that starting Q3 2019 most of the smart feature phones powered by KaiOs will have WhatsApp pre-installed.
The WhatsApp app has now been made available in the KaiOs store for all KaiOS powered phones. It will be available for both 512MB and 256MB RAM devices powered by the KaiOS.
We recently reported about the appearance of Nokia TA-1177 in the Chinese certification. It is an LTE phone but the charger and other details put it in the category of feature phones. So, it may well be a Nokia 8110 4G kind of 4G smart feature phone.