Nokia’s 3310 Returns

The new colourful designs of the Nokia 3310. Photo: Metro

With an anticipated 31 days of battery life, 22 hours of talk time and a slick new look, Nokia has announced the re-release of their 3310 model – 17 years after it’s original launch.

The original 3310 model sold over 126 million handsets between 2000 and 2005, and will make a stunning return with a 320 x 240 screen that even has colour! Even better, the popular game Snake will have its well-deserved comeback with the phone.

 

The revamp of the 3310. Photo: NDTV Gadgets

A review from The Independent has already claimed that the phone is “even better than you remember it”, making the anticipation for its return even greater.

The downside to the new models is obvious – surfing the web at a lightening pace and having all your favourite apps at the tip of your fingers is a thing of the past. Opera Mini is the only browser available, which will run on a tiny 2.5G connection – compared to the standard 4G connection we have become accustomed to.

Not being able to download Facebook and Snapchat contributes to the long lasting battery life, which comes alongside with the slight sense of being ‘disconnected’ from the world – if that’s what you’re looking for. This will be the perfect device for vacations or music festivals, so if you’re worried about breaking your $1000 smartphone – this is definitely a grand alternative.

HMD Global says the new Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49 ($71 NZD) and will be available to purchase during the second quarter of this year.

Watch the official release video below:

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