Before Android smartphones and iPhone took over the world, Nokia was leading the smartphone world. The build quality, durability and battery life of Nokia mobile phones came second to none. And the fact that the Finnish company had sold around 126 million of its Nokia 3310 proves just that.
And now, Nokia’s classic is making a return, in a more revamped form. Thanks to the Finnish startup company HMD Global, the Nokia 3310 will be available in Q2 this year.
Before writing anything, I would like to mention that the device will come with the beloved Snake game pre-installed. Oh, and don’t you worry smartphone users, the game is now available on Facebook Messenger too!
Specs wise, the new Nokia 3310 is a basic form of a mobile phone in this era of smartphones. The device sports a 2.4-inch QGVA display. It runs on Nokia Series 30+ out of the box. On the storage front, the Nokia 3310 comes with 16MB of onboard storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a memory card slot.
On the optics front, the device houses a 2-megapixel rear-facing shooter with LED flash. It will only support 2G SIM cards. Other features include a pre-installed FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, and an MP3 player.
A not-so-huge 1200 mAh removable battery powers the device. Well, even though the battery is small, the device has up to 22.1 hours of maximum talk time and a standby time of 31 days. Plus, you won’t be wasting your battery life on apps like Instagram and Facebook. The battery life of the Nokia 3310 is surely one of the selling points HMD Global is cashing on.
The Nokia 3310 will be available in four colors when released.
I personally didn’t like the revamped design of the device. It looks extremely weird and out of shape. But it sure has brought back some memories. The old Nokia 3310 was the first mobile phone I used. The Snake game and the FM Radio was missed. And I wish HMD Global had featured the Space Impact II game in the new device too!
Here’s everything you need to know about the all new Nokia 3310:
- 2.4-inch QVGA display
- Rear Camera: 2MP with LED flash
- Operating system: Nokia series 30+
- Internal Storage: 16MB
- Expandable Storage: Up to 32MB
- Bluetooth 3.0, FM Radio, MP3 Player
- 1200 mAh removable battery