Nokia took the center stage at MWC 2017 in Barcelona and announced a redesigned Nokia 3310.
We thought the classic Nokia feature phone was long dead and buried having outlived its importance since the arrival of smartphones. But perhaps, Nokia had other plans and those became reality when the HMD Global controlled company announced the new and improved Nokia 3310.
Just in case you are wondering, the new Nokia 3310 remains a feature phone with a 2100mAh battery that lasts up to 22 hours of active use and about 744 hours when on standby. The phone does all the basic things you can do with a phone like make calls, send and receive SMS.
Unlike the legendary first generation 3310, this new model comes with a 2MP rear camera with LED flash. There is also FM radio as well as a built-in MP3 player inside the feature phone. What this means is that there is an internal storage of 16GB and it can be expanded up to 32GB via the microSD slot.
Furthermore, the Nokia 3310 uses the 3.5mm audio jack and also works wirelessly via the Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity inside. Nokia also included a couple of classic games like a new version of Snake. There is also an opera mini browser pre-installed on the device but since it only has a 2.5G network, the browsing speed is undeniably slow. Also, there is a microUSB 2.0 port so it can be charged with a regular Android phone charger.
Unfortunately, that is all there is to the Nokia 3310. Don’t expect to see apps inside, GPS or any such high-end feature. Obviously not one for 2017 and the design is definitely a no brainer. The original 3310 seems to look better than what HMD has done right now, well except that this one is way lighter in color.
The Nokia 3310 won’t be available for purchase until the second quarter of the year. When it does ship, it would do so with a recommended retail price of €49 (~$52).