Nokia 3310 Refresh To Be Launched Alongside Two Others At MWC 2017

Announced in 2000, Nokia 3310 is one of the best mobile phone all-set to relaunch this year with a refreshed internals and much more. Here are the details.

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The HMD Global is preparing itself to make a huge splash at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by reintroducing the iconic Nokia 3310 to the mass market, again. Information obtained by serial, and highly reliable leaker, Evan Blass, suggesting that the once iconic company is planning to endorse the renowned 3310 as a way of giving impressive battery life to consumers wrapped in the mythical 3310 shell.

After 17 years of its original release, the historic Nokia 3310 handset is ready to hit the shelves, making this the biggest tech comeback of all time. Before the early mobile age, it’s known for its nearly indestructible design, indefatigable battery life and Snake II game – now might be making a modern-day return.

If you need a little introduction of Nokia 3310, it’s very easy to use. A battery that seemed to last forever, and it had a Snake, of course been a while since the phone was at the top of the mobile heap. As how the phone leaker claimed in a report, HMD Global – the new owner of the Nokia name, is prepping a handset launch that shares the 3310 moniker. The device just like its beloved predecessor, reportedly a feature phone that focuses on the absolute basics.

Mobile phones from the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Nokia 3310 was purely one of the most successful feature phones of all time for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was built by Nokia, which back then meant it was quality hardware with cutting-edge engineering principles. It was actually surprisingly feature packed for the time that worked very fine with the fact that it was virtually indestructible which it would stay powered up for weeks.

Details are scarce at the moment though. The Nokia 3310 technology legend, reviving the brand makes sense. With it’s name again today people recognize and will draw some attention to the broader Nokia name revival. HMD has already released a “dumb phone” called the Nokia 150, so a new-look 3310 wouldn’t be new ground for the company. From the past picked some innards, as the back-to-basics handset cost just $26 and ran the Symbian Series 30+ software platform, rather than Android. Since that time, however, the Finnish phone maker has also unveiled the Nokia 6, a proper smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Also Read: Leaked Nokia 8 Specs With 5.7-Inch QHD Super AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM, 24MP Camera More

One point to be noted, Nokia hasn’t manufactured or sold the Nokia 3310 – or any other device from that generation for that matter – for a number of years now. That really hasn’t stopped the head-wearing phone from achieving and maintaining iconic status amongst those who used mobiles before the advent of the smartphones.

The fact that people still buy and sell that hardware through secondary sales channels, which has indeed convinced Nokia to bring it back again and sell it for around the €59 mark, which sounds like an absolute bargain.

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According to Blass, the company will unveil two cheaper options, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3 at the keynote in Barcelona later this month. Nokia will also use MWC to reveal an additional China-exclusive Nokia 6 device at European markets, all of which will be powered by Android Nougat. The Nokia 3 will be low-tier smartphones costing  €149 (roughly $158) and the Nokia 5 will go for €249 ($265) respectively, featuring a 5.2-inch 720p display, 2GB RAM and a 12MP rear-facing camera. while the Nokia 6 is expected to carry a price tag of €249. Read This: Nokia E1 With 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 425 SoC Spotted Online: Here’s Everything

The possibility of having the Nokia 3310 back in our lives is somewhat exciting though, but does lose a little bit of its shine when you remember that Nokia isn’t actually Nokia as we know it, rather HMD Global releasing devices under the Nokia name after acquiring the rights. We’ll find out for sure later this month when the new 3310 does its ancestor justice. Stay tuned for more!

(Source: VentureBeat)

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