Nokia will be re-launching its infamous 3310 model, which brings back the nostalgia of the early 2000’s. However, it will not work in some parts of the world. Nevertheless, HMD Global revealed its plans on bringing back the beloved phone with some minor upgrades on the design and specifications.
The announcement was made during the Mobile World Congress 2017. The Nokia 3310 relaunch will have the same features which made it known in the world. The phone is generating considerable hype from all over the world. The sad thing is the excitement built by the revival of the beloved model was immediately replaced by disappointment. It became apparent that not everyone could own the unit for long. Many people noted that in such case, the Nokia 3310 revival was like a click bait article that really did not deliver what it promised.
Nokia 3310 relaunch will not work in the U.S., Canada, and Australia
The 3310 only runs on 2G networks. Countries like U.S., Canada, and Australia are currently in the process of eradicating old 2G networks. It would be best for the unit if it will give an upgrade on its connectivity. If the 3310 will be sold to the aforementioned countries, its usefulness will have an expiration date as noted by The Independent.
True enough, HMD Global does not seem to target the U.S. or Canada. The company announced the phone’s release on Africa, Asia Pacific, India, Europe, and the Middle East. Those places are still using 2G networks. The good thing though is that the Nokia 3310 could be a backpacker’s company, especially for people who likes traveling and needs a long battery life.
Nokia 3310 specifications and price
As for the specifications, not much has changed for the phone according to Ars Technica that had its first testing of the mobile unit. Consumers will notice the familiar rounded-rectangle with the physical buttons. Each number represented three to four letters. The Nokia 3310 relaunch will bring back the old text input method where users will navigate menus using directional pads.
The camera has a modest 2 megapixels. The phone comes with FM radio and MP3 playback. The removable 1,2000-mAh battery will allow up to 22.1 hours of talk time and 51 hours of MP3 playback. Reportedly, the new 3310 can live up to 31 days on standby. The phone’s price is at $52 with color options including yellow, gray, red or dark blue.
In today’s time, smartphones are prone to cracked screens. This has become a constant concern for the current mobile phone user. Moreover, battery life has also been a pressing issue today. Many people could remember the Nokia 3310 that looked thick and primitive today. Despite the exterior design, the world knows that the phone can take a beating. The only thing that can outlast its battery is its own legacy.