It’s one of the most popular mobiles of all time, the rumors about Nokia 3310 return are true – the Nokia 3310 is back as the new mobile phone unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today.
Many consider the original handset iconic because of its popularity and sturdiness. More than 126 million were produced before it was phased out in 2005. The new 3310 qualifies as a “feature phone” rather than a smartphone as it only provides limited internet facilities.
The revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global, which also unveiled several Nokia-branded Android smartphones.
Nokia used to be one of the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturers but it fell behind with the advent of iPhone and Android smartphones. In 2014, Nokia’s Devices and Services division was sold to Microsoft.
In 2016, Finnish company HMD Global bought a part of Microsoft’s feature phone business and has a licensing agreement that allows it to make smartphones under the Nokia brand.
The iconic Nokia 3310 is being revived this year, under HMD Global’s version of Nokia. The phone packs 16MB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 3310 (2017) packs a 2-megapixel primary camera on the rear.
The new Nokia 3310 (2017) battery life is up to 744 hours!
The new handset has a cleaner design, a bigger display, more colors (Dark Blue, Grey, Warm Red, Yellow), the Nokia 3310 (2017) runs Series 30 and is powered by a 1200mAh removable battery and it can reach talk time up to 22 hours and standby time is up to 744 hours (22-hour talk-time and one-month standby).
Stand-by time is the officially quoted longest time that a single battery charge will last when the phone is constantly connected to the GSM network but is not in active use.
The stand-by time is highly dependent on the cellular network environment, such as the distance to the closest GSM cell tower (base station). Moving the phone (as in a vehicle) also negatively affects battery life.
Tell us, would you buy or use the new Nokia 3310?