Ending the wait of Nokia fans across the country, the new Nokia 3310 has been launched in the Indian market. HMD Global - the custodians of the Nokia brand - have announced that the modern avatar of the iconic Nokia 3310 will be priced at Rs. 3,310 in India. The 2G-enabled feature phone will be a walk down memory lane for fans of both the classic phone as well as biggest mobile phone brand of the 2000s, as it brings back the familiar form factor, long battery life, and Snake game with features that make it suitable for the modern world.
Nokia 3310 release date in India
The Nokia 3310 (2017) will be released in India on Thursday, May 18 via offline stores only. The company will be selling the handset in four colour options: Warm Red and Yellow (both with a gloss finish), and Dark Blue and Grey (both with a matte finish). With the Nokia 3310 feature phone, HMD Global aims to cater to those who want a simple handset as their primary handset, as well as those who want a secondary phone.
As earlier reported by Gadgets 360, the Nokia 3310 is being unveiled in India ahead of the Nokia Android phones. The new Nokia 3310 stole the limelight at the company's MWC 2017 global launch event and received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response at the event. It 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 Nokia 3310, much like its original sibling, features a massive standby time of up to a month, a highlight of the device. The new Nokia 3310 also includes the regular Micro-USB port and ditches the pin charger. It features Bluetooth 3.0 with Nokia's SLAM technology.
Nokia 3310 specifications
The Nokia 3310 sports a 2.4-inch QVGA (240x320 pixels) colour display, compared to the 48x84 pixel resolution of the original. The handset runs on Nokia Series 30+ OS and comes with 16MB storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). On the back is a 2-megapixel camera with LED flash; the feature phone also offers FM radio. Nokia 3310 (2017) packs a removable 1200mAh battery that offers 22 hour talk-time and month-long standby time. With the Nokia 3310 (2017), HMD Global also brought back the classic Snake game which has been optimised for the new colour screen.
Announcing the new Nokia 3310, Ajey Mehta, VP India, HMD, Global said, "Talk all day on a single charge, send texts, take pictures and enjoy a pocket jukebox with a built-in FM Radio and MP3 player. Our reinvention of this classic design is sure to make you smile. It's got everything you remember, but with a modern twist. So whether you're after a feature phone that offers amazing battery life in a head turning design or a companion phone, the Nokia 3310 won't let you down."