The Nokia 3310 Re-released: A “Dumbphone” in a Smartphone World


The New Nokia 3310 was re-released recently and has a bit of deviation from the original full specifications.

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Nokia made its official announcement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday that it will re-release the legendary but now new Nokia 3310 phone. The classic phone is now 17 years old as of its re-release, since it was first sold in the year 2000. The original Nokia 3310 sold around 120 million units globally before it was discontinued 12 years ago in 2005.

The re-release of this “dumbphone” is a bold but strategic act for Nokia as it is already the era for smartphones. However, it is a smart move on the part of HMD Global, which acquired the Nokia assets from Microsoft and got exclusive global rights (excluding Japan) to the Nokia brand on mobile phones and tablets for the next 10 years, in partnership with Foxconn, for its manufacture.

HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela announced, Apple-style, “and one more thing — I almost forgot”, the re-release of the Nokia 3310.

Aside from the new Nokia 3310, HMD Global presented three new smartphones, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 which will sell for different prices.

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3 Main Features of the New Nokia 3310

Super-long Battery Life

The new 3310 boasts of a maximum talk time of up to 22.1 hours and if it’s on standby, the battery would last up to 31 days. What smartphone could beat that?

The Legendary “Snake”

The new version will bring back its legendary “Snake” game but with a little update that makes it even more fun to play on the color screen.

Snake on Nokia 3310

Updated, Iconic Design

This new 3310 has “the iconic silhouette of the original and reimagines it for 2017. The custom designed user interface brings a fresh look to a classic, while the 2.4” polarized and curved screen window makes for better readability in sunlight”, as described in the Nokia website.

The new Nokia 3310 is also available in four colors, namely, warm red, yellow, dark blue and grey. The red and yellow variants have a gloss finish while the blue and grey have a matte finish.

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The New Nokia 3310 Full Specifications

INSIDE THE BOX

Nokia 3310 unit
Nokia Micro-USB charger
WH-108 headset*
Quick guide
*This will vary by market. Kindly check availability.

DESIGN

Colors Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte)
Size 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm

NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY

Network speed 2G
Networks GSM 900/1800 MHz

PERFORMANCE

Operating system Nokia Series 30+

STORAGE

Internal memory 16 MB4
MicroSD card slot Support for up to 32 GB, memory card sold separately

AUDIO

Connector 3.5 mm AV connector
Apps FM radio, MP3 player

DISPLAY

Size and type 2.4” QVGA

CAMERA

Primary camera 2MP
Flash LED flash

CONNECTIVITY

Connectivity Micro USB (USB 2.0), Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM

BATTERY LIFE

Battery type Removable 1200 mAh battery5
Max. talk time Up to 22.1 hours
Max. standby time Up to 31 days
Max. MP3 playback time Up to 51 hours
Max. FM radio playback time Up to 39 hours

Price of the New Nokia 3310

The list price of the Nokia 3310 is 49 Euros which is around Php 2,600 to 2,700 but no official price in the Philippines has been released as of writing. You can find the official details of the new Nokia 3310 here.


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