HMD Global has a habit of bringing back the dead. And in today’s announcement, the company has unveiled the all-new Nokia 5310 Xpress Music.
Seeing old Nokia phones come resurrected is not something new to us. We’ve seen this with the iconic Nokia 3310 in 2017 and a lot more followed after it. Now, HMD Global is bringing back one of our all-time favorites all the way back in 2007.
UPDATE: The Nokia 5310 2020 will be available in the Philippines for a price of only Php2,090.
The Nokia 5310 is a complete resurrection of the classic feature phone with exactly the same red and black colors, and the iconic side-mounted music play keys.
The device has a VGA camera at the back with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen and an alphanumeric keyboard. When it comes to the size, its diagonal is 0.3-inch larger than the original 5310 XpressMusic but with exactly the same resolution.
The new Nokia 5310 only has 16MB of internal storage but the good thing is, it is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. As the name suggests, the key selling point of this device is music so it’s great that they kept the 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth 3.9. There’s also the old-school MP3 player and the front facing stereo speakers. As a plus, it has an FM radio receiver.
When it comes to the battery, the new Nokia 5310 has a 1,200 mAh battery capacity. Since this is a feature phone, the battery might last you a while in a single charge — a couple of days at least. According to the brand, it can last up to 7.5 hours of talk time and 22 days and 30 days on standby for single SIM and dual SIM mode, respectively.
It is important to note that the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is a dual band 2G phone. This only means that it won’t work in places where 2G networks are no longer in use. You won’t have problems using it in the Philippines since feature phones are still widely used here.
The Nokia 5310 will be available in March and will cost €39 or around Php2,200. HMD Global has not yet given a word with regards to Philippine pricing and availability.