Nokia 3310 was quite a rage, all because of its never ending battery life and the favourite Snake game. It was a charming phone in the days when there were no smart phones and touch technology. Without any exaggeration, it could be easily termed as an iconic phone of its generation as almost everybody had it. However, just like fashion repeats itself, the Nokia 3310 is going to re-enter the mobile arena only with more aplomb and style.
The maker company, HMD global proudly launched the revamped version of the old classic phone Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It was highly anticipated and mobile experts awaited the launch to check the add-ons in the classic retro phone. We all know that Nokia 3310 which was released in 2000 was a massive hit with 126million users worldwide. HMD has re-launched it by keeping all its USPs within a modish looking piece.
The Finnish company that exclusively markets the Nokia brand talked about the idea of presenting the archetypal phone again. Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Global stated that “For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand.” It is certainly a mystery for the new generation and so, let us check out some more details about the phone.
For all you curious minds, here’s all you need to know about the latest Nokia 3310:
What is the release date of the revamped Nokia 3310?
Well, it was unveiled on 26th Feb 2017 at Mobile World Congress. HMD global has not given any specific date to start selling the device, but has hinted that it would start from the second quarter of the year. This means that the end of March or beginning of April would be the actual time when the phone would be in the consumer’s hands.
What can be expected out of the new Nokia 3310?
The makers have kept the design of the small sized phone with curvy edges as it is but, have added colour and finesse to it. Although, the keypad still remains alphanumeric like the older version of the phone, you can certainly enjoy a 2MP rear camera and some funky, lively colours. To add to this, the phone comes pre-installed with its trademark popular game Snake II.
Currently, it has a small sized monochrome display, but, HMD is planning to give it another makeover by enlarging the screen size and making a colourful display.
What would be the estimated price of Nokia 3310?
As per the declaration, the Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49 (£41). This is much cheaper than the price of the original piece which was £129.
Where can we buy the Nokia 3310?
Well, the online giant Carphone Warehouse has opened pre-registrations and Amazon is expected to join the game soon. Some of the retailers have started offering the phone on pre-order basis, you can check with the retailer in your vicinity.
While the lovers of Nokia 3310 can wait for the arrival of the phone in the retail market, the Next Gen can leverage the much anticipated new Nokia P1 which would be soon launched by HMD. Touted as the company’s best device till date, Nokia P1 is expected to a have full metal design with 5.3 inch display, 3,500mAh battery life and 22.6MP rear camera.
To be operated on Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat, the phone would have an advanced software technology like split screen apps, unseen emoji’s and granular security system.
To conclude, retro is the new fashion statement starting from the apparel to phones and you can certainly have an idea of the retro style phone with the new revamped Nokia 3310. Have you booked yours?
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