The Indestructible Nokia 3310 Is Back

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Nokia is re-releasing an updated version of the infamous ‘indestructible’ Nokia 3310, 17 years after its first release. The original version sold 126 million handsets until the device was phased out in 2005.

The revamped handset was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, showing off its slick new design.

Nokia claims that the new 3310 comes with a one-month standby battery life, 22 hours of talk-time, several coloured models and even an updated version of ‘Snakes’.

Despite the fact that the device doesn’t even have 3G, the Nokia 3310 has been highly anticipate amongst fans since it was leaked last year.

The new 3310 isn’t dissimilar to the old one; it is practically the same size and shape, however the new handset comes with a slightly bigger colour screen measuring in at 84 x 84, weighs just 76.9g compared to the original 133g and is almost half as thick.

The device is limited to 2.5G internet connectivity and only has a camera which has just two megapixels.

It will also come with the classic removable back cover and battery and will run an updated version of the original S30 software.

The new 3310 has been relaunched by HMD Global who licensed the Nokia brand last year, will cost around £41 (significantly cheaper than the original £129.99 back in 2000), will be available in 4 colours (red, yellow, dark blue and grey) and is set to be released in the second quarter of 2017.

HMD Global assured fans that the new Nokia 3310 is just as durable as its predecessor, which was known to be practically indestructible.

Not only are Nokia re-releasing the 3310 but HMD Global also unveiled three new android-based Smartphones, the Nokia, 6, 5 and 3.

HMD Global’s aims to make smartphones more accessible to everyone by bringing high-end features and quality to mid-tier prices.

It will be interesting to see how the public will receive the new 3310 17 years later… 

Luke Stanley