When HMD Global announced that it would bring back the iconic Nokia 3310 at MWC 2017, the excitement and anticipation for the feature phone was perhaps at par with what you would expect for today's flagship smartphones. The revamped Nokia 3310 priced at EUR 49 (roughly Rs. 3,500) did not fail to impress, bringing back a ton of nostalgia (adding Snakes and the Nokia ringtone) with modern day aesthetics. We got our first look at the new Nokia 3310 during the launch event and tell you what you need to know in the video below.
The Nokia 3310 (2017) sports a refreshed design, keeping the rounded edges and sturdy build iconic to the original 3310. The new curved screen window is designed for better "readability in sunlight." The phone also sports new push buttons and a new UI with similarities to the original. The new colours also add some vibrancy to the Nokia 3310 with Red, Yellow, Blue and Grey colours as options.
The 2-megapixel rear camera on the Nokia 3310 (2017) and a 3.5mm audio jack are some of the biggest updates to the handset. Other Nokia 3310 specifications include a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 2G connectivity, and Nokia Series 30+ OS. The handset comes with 16MB storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). It also packs a 1200mAh battery pack which promises talk time of up to 22 hours and standby time of up to 31 days.
Apart from bringing back the iconic 3310, HMD Global also brought back the classic Snake game, updated and optimised for the new 3310. The game will also be available in a new version on Facebook's Messenger app.