The rumors surrounding the Nokia 3310 had without a doubt prepared us for the second coming of the iconic phone and HMD Global has finally unwrapped it at the MWC 2017 show in Barcelona.
Well before the smartphone era kicked in, the Nokia 3310 was one of the go-to phones for those who were looking for a powerful device that promised durability, longer battery life and didn’t make them break the bank in order to buy one. Even though known as the Nokia 3310, HMD Global, the current owner of the Nokia brand, has made a few tweaks here and there to the new model, but the iconic lines of the phone that was released back in 2000 can still be felt throughout the device.
Unlike the original model, the revised Nokia 3310 comes in with a larger 2.4-inch QVGA color display screen that is everything the 17-year-old model wasn’t. Further deeper into the phone is 16GB of internal storage and if this is not enough, you can add a microSD card of the same capacity, thus ending up with a significant 32GB of storage. To keep the phone alive is a 1200mAh battery which Nokia says will last an entire week when in standby mode or up to 22 hours of talk time.
The back of the Nokia 3310 has a 2MP camera that should get the basic job done, but don’t expect the same quality of photos as what you get from a Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy S7 camera. The original Nokia ringtone has been retained and so is the Snake game, but the latter has been revamped to match the latest standards, at least based on the revised phone.
As for the price and availability, the Nokia 3310 will be valued at just €49 or about $52, but it won’t be available until Q2 2017. While the phone has been confirmed for Europe, availability in other markets including North and South America, Asia and Africa, remains unclear. Keep following and we’ll update you with details about this and more.