Ahead of the official launching of the Nokia 3310 reboot, reported to be released at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, a new leak has given us a few nuggets of detail about the new look the iconic phone.
The MWC kicks off on February 27 in Barcelona, this year’s MWC will be treating us to a lot of exciting new devices and products.
Other 2017’s most high-profile handsets likely to be announced at the show include Sony Xperia X2, Huawei P10 and the LG G6.
In as much as we believe many phone geeks have started warming up for the royal rumble of phones at the MWC, we deemed it fit to offer you a sneak peak at the Nokia 3310, which has kept many phone users waiting.
- Although not much has been leaked but reports making the rounds indicate that the device will stick to its feature phone roots. In other words, the modern look of Nokia 3310 will not be conspicuously different from the original version. It will, however, be slimmer and lighter than the original.
- According to Vtechgrapy (a Chinese site), the device will also wear the same sturdy form as the original version.
- The modern avatar of the classic Nokia 3310 will be shipped out in three color variants – red, yellow, and green.
- The device will be the latest Android version of 7.0 Nougat.
- The reboot will also be making a comeback with 41 Megapixels Camera, recorder, large color screen and so forth.
- The soon-to-be-unveiled Android powered Nokia 3310 reboot is reportedly going to be priced at EUR 59 (roughly Rs. 4,000)
- It won’t be particularly sharp, in order to avoid sapping battery life, but the splash of color should make old favourite Snake game a little more compelling to play.
In a related story, reports have it that HMD Global – the company that holds the rights to the Nokia brand name on mobile devices will also debut two budget Android-powered Nokia devices – Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 on Sunday.
The Finland-based company is also expected to unveil details on how to purchase the Nokia 6 the same day. Nokia 6 has technically already gone on sale in China, but could likely come out in a different variant in Barcelona.
The smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot.
The Nokia Mobile Facebook page has since confirmed it will be streaming the event live on the social media network and YouTube.
MCW is the world’s biggest phone show, and this year it’s happening from February 27 to March 2.
More On Nokia 3310
Nokia 3310 was released in 2000, precisely in the fourth quarter of the year. The arrival of the phone was earlier announced in September 2000.
Nokia 3310 was the successor of Nokia 3210:
Prior to the arrival of 3310, 3210 was one of the most popular and successful phone in history. 3210 was unveiled on March 18, 1998. At the time, a total of 160 million 3210 phones were sold worldwide and the huge commercial success was made possible by a combination of cutting-edge features such as internal antennas and T9 dictionary.
So after two years, the 3210, which was designed by Alastair Curtis in Nokia’s Los Angeles Design Center was replaced by 3310.
Nokia 3310 was designed in Denmark:
The sturdy GSM mobile phone was developed at the Copenhagen Nokia site in Denmark. Owing to the uniqueness and design of the phone, Nokia 3310 was chosen as one of the first three ‘National Emojis’ for Finland In November 2015.
Nokia sold 126m units of Nokia 3310:
World Nokia once announced that it had sold 126m units of the phone, making it the world’s best-selling phone.
At the time of its release, the GSM mobile phone had many features that were very rare then. Nokia 3310 featured an 84 × 48 pixel pure monochrome display and utilities such as a calculator, Nokia network monitor, stopwatch, a reminder function, four games (which are Pairs II, Space Impact, Bantumi, and the hugely popular and addictive Snake II) and voice dialing for the quick dialing of selected numbers.
Another distinguishing feature that popularised of Nokia 3310 was its SMS messaging length. unlike the length of other standard SMS text message, the 3310 allowed long messages three times the size of others.
An enhanced version of the 3310 is the Nokia 3315 which has some additional features including a picture editor, timed profiles, automatic keypad locking after a specified time, among others. Other variants are Nokia 3320, 3330, 3350, 3360, 3390 and 3395.