Many people are looking forward to the second coming of one of the most iconic phones in the shape of Nokia 3310.
The popular phone, which was first unveiled in 2000, is set to be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017 show that starts next week. HMD Global will hold a special event on Sunday – an event that will also be used to unveil the Nokia 3310. While we have already seen a concept video of the phone alongside some of the expected specs, the latest report comes from what is described as “a source in the dealership space” of India’s Delhi.
Speaking to the Indian Express, the source claims that the Nokia 3310 will be available for purchase in the country in May. This is great news not just for the Indian market, but also for other markets that are anticipating the release of the 3310. Previously, it was thought that the refreshed version of this iconic handset will only be available in Europe since only this region’s pricing details were revealed, but from this development, it seems many will also be able see the 3310 in their local mobile phone stores.
The new Nokia 3310 will reportedly come with a totally new design language when compared to its predecessor. Apparently, fans should brace themselves for an all-new “oval shaped phone” that the source claims will be “mind-blowing and very beautiful.” In addition, the phone will reportedly be sold in multiple color variants, something that was highlighted in the recent concept video.
As far as price is concerned, the publication notes that their source is not sure yet, but suggests that anything above Rs 3000 will be the end for HMD Global. As it is, the Indian market will not welcome a device that offers a few basic features at a higher price than that, which is about $45.
The Nokia 3310 will also be accompanied by the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 at the MWC, but this report says that only the latter will be joining the 3310 in the Indian space. The phone will be priced at about Rs 19,000, which is about $285 – $40 more than the CNY 1699 ($245) price tag it launched with in China a few weeks ago.
While this report only focuses on the Indian market, it increases the hopes of the many who are anticipating to see the Nokia 3310 in other Asian markets or even other continents, including South America and Africa.
Source: Indian Express