HMD Global's reimagined Nokia 3310 retains feature phone statusBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 27 February 2017 | Categories: news
Prior to this year's Mobile World Congress, one of the most talked about devices was Nokia's reimagined Nokia 3310 and what sort of form it would take. Yesterday, all those questions were answered as HMD Global continued its relaunch of the Nokia brand by unveiling the new Nokia 3310, alongside three other Android-powered devices.
The latter are all smartphones, but the star of the show, the new 3310, has retained its feature phone status from yesteryear. Along with tapping into the nostalgia of former Nokia phone fans, this refreshed model places a heavy emphasis on talk time, specifically 22 hours of it from a single charge. Other elements include 2G connectivity for call and text, 16 MB storage with an additional microSD slot for 32 GB, 2 MP camera with LED flash and a curved 2.4" display with retro-styled user interface.
This may not be the new 3310 we were imagining, but it seems like a good option for those who can only afford a feature phone, or people looking for a simple and easy to use back up device. To that end, the reimagined Nokia 3310 will retail for €49. At this stage, we don't know if it will land in SA, but we'll be talking to HMD Global later this week to get more clarity.
Until then, hit play on the video below and think back to the halcyon days of Nokia and the 3310 in South Africa.
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