If you had a mobile phone in the early 2000s you might already be familiar with the Nokia 3310. It was a dependable, indestructible, brick-like cell phone with a battery that lasted forever on a charge. The original Nokia 3310 gained a fame on the internet, with hundreds of memes making fun of how reliable and sturdy the phone was. Nokia 3310 went on to become one of the most successful phones with over 126 million units sold worldwide. And now this signature mobile phone of Nokia has made a comeback at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 held in Barcelona. HMD Global has relaunched a revamped version of the iconic 3310 model which marks a fresh beginning for Nokia.
What’s new in Nokia 3310 mobile phone?
The new Nokia 3310 model is a nostalgia-filled comeback from the company. This new Nokia handset is more of a simple backup phone with no Wi-Fi, no 4G, no app store, no android and definitely no Facebook. It still features the most iconic of all mobile games, the classic Snake game. Although it is a slightly modified version of the original game but the basic concept remains the same – eat and grow without touching your tailor sides of the screen.
This makes the new Nokia 3310 appeal to the nostalgia of a connected generation. The Nokia 3310 is tiny just like its predecessor but modernised enough to draw the attention of current generation. It is lighter and more colourful with availability in red, yellow, blue and grey colour options.
Tech-Specs of New Nokia 3310:
The display has now been enlarged to 2.4 inches and features a colour screen instead of black and white from the original 3310. There is now a basic 2-megapixel camera with LED flash, media player and Bluetooth. A micro USB port is given on the new 3310 for charging and data transfer, and a built-in FM radio, too. It also has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack which together with the FM radio can handle the music duties of the user without any problem. The storage on the new Nokia 3310 can now be expanded up to 32GB with the given micro SD slot. Nokia also bundles Opera web browser with the phone for basic internet access. The handset supports only 2.5G (EDGE) networks, so don’t expect to get high speeds on the handset. If battery life is your priority, then you’re on the plus side as the phone features a 1200 mAh under the removable back cover. Nokia promises 22 hours of talk time and an over a month of standby on the 3310. The Nokia 3310 is priced at 49 Euro ($52) and it goes on sale in selected markets in the second quarter of the year.
The new Nokia 3310 may not become anyone’s primary device or be as successful as its predecessor. But it is more of a throwback made for lovers of retro culture, debuting under one of the most beloved brands in the mobile world – NOKIA.