The Reincarnation of a Legend: Meet the Nokia 3310 (2017)


Sometime back we reported that Nokia was going to announce the Nokia 3310 (2017) at MWC, and true to the word, they did. The new modern 3310 is running Nokia’s Series 30+ software, a 2.4 inch QVGA polarized and curved display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a micro SD slot. Internal storage is 16MB while the microSD slot supports a max of 32GB. Network connectivity is via 2G and it comes with a removable 200 mAh battery.

Oh, it comes with the 3.5 mm jack!

The 3310 (2017) is a lot more colorful, both inside and out, compared to the older Nokia 3310 from 2000. The four different colours are warm red and yellow which are glossy while dark blue and gray come with a matte finish. The keys are white on each case. You cannot mistake it for any other phone, it’s instantly recognizable as a Nokia, and HMD (the company making Nokia-branded phones) has even included a modern Snake game on the device.

The phone can access the internet, through Opera Mini. Just like its predecessor, the new 3310 offers great battery life, with a standby time of 31 days, alongside a talk time of 22 hours. HMD is planning to make the new Nokia 3310 available in the second quarter this year for around KES. 5387 ($52). We are not entirely sure we will see the device in the African markets, considering that is a hefty price to pay for a feature phone, but I am sure the nostalgic geeks will find a way to get their hands on one.

Images courtesy of the Verge


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