Nokia, being able to sell 126 million units of its original 3310 phone in September 2000, is coming back to life with a touch of modern classic. It was a time before the rise of iPhones, and Nokia ruled the mobile phone industry popularizing the handsets that let you play simple mobile app games like Snake.
Nokia 3310: A modern classic reimagined
The 3310 is making its nostalgic return and showcasing a form of a more modern, yet classic variant, thanks to the Nokia-branded phone maker, HMD. Like the once before this new 3310, it will still be called the Nokia 3310, but this time, it is running with the Nokia’s Series 30+ software. It also has a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot.
These technical specifications are still fairly the basic compared to the most recent and modern phone standards. However, that is the beauty of such a basic-featured phone.
Unlike the brick-like sturdiness, which users all love of the old 3310, the new version of the handset with the same name, carries a modern variant in a little smaller, thinner, and lighter. The new 3310 is also a lot more colorful, accompanied with the glossy warm yellow and red colors, and matte gray and dark blue models.
It is instantly recognizable as a Nokia phone, and HMD has even included a modern Snake game on the handset to have a nostalgic feel to it.
The browser Opera Mini is bundled with capabilities to a basic web surfing, but the real selling point is battery life. Just like most handsets, standby time on the Nokia 3310 is 31 days, and a talk time of 22 hours. That’s a massive amount of battery life.
Here are the detailed technical specs of the new Nokia 3310:
|Operating system||Nokia Series 30+|
|Size and type||2.4” QVGA|
|Battery Life||Battery type: Removable 1200 mAh battery
Max. talk time: Up to 22.1 hours
Max. standby time: Up to 31 days
Max. MP3 playback time: Up to 51 hours
Max. FM radio playback time: Up to 39 hours
|Design||Colors: Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte)
Size: 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm
|Storage||Internal memory: 16 MB
MicroSD card slot: Support for up to 32 GB, memory card sold separately
|Camera||Primary camera: 2MP
Flash: LED flash
|Network and Connectivity||Network speed: 2G
Networks: GSM 900/1800 MHz
Micro USB: (USB 2.0), Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM
|Audio||Connector: 3.5 mm AV connector
Apps: FM radio, MP3 player
|In the Box||Your Nokia 3310
Nokia Micro-USB charger
*Varies by market, please check availability.
The phone is basic that users are enticed to having this handset primarily for text messaging and calling. HMD is also planning to make the new Nokia 3310 available in the second quarter of this year with a $52 price tag.