Nokia is set to relaunch 3310, one of its most reliable handsets that was unveiled in 2000, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona in Spain. The company also launched the global version of the Nokia 6, which had made its debut in China earlier this year. That sounds a lot like the original, but that's where the similarities end.
Nokia has announced a trio of phones as the company looks to re-establish itself as a force on the global smartphone stage.
Overall, it sounds like a great buy for people who grew up with one of Nokia's best phones of all time.
Available in gloss red and yellow and matte blue and grey, the Nokia 3310 has a 2.4-inch colour screen, Bluetooth 3.0, an FM radio, LED torch, microSD card support up to 32GB and a two megapixel camera.
Touted as the compact version of the Nokia 6, the Nokia 5 is priced at 180 Euros, which is approximately Rs 12,660. It comes with an 8MP camera in the back as well as the front. "We'll be announcing live on Facebook the details of our Nokia smartphones on Android - see it here first!".
While addressing Nokia fans, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said, "For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn't resist".
The Nokia 6 smartphone features a 5.5- inch Full HD display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 4 GB of RAM along with an internal storage of 64 GB.
We found the display to be pretty impressive given the price of the Nokia 3, and we'd have no problem watching videos and playing games on this screen. Most of the new age users wouldn't have owned a Nokia phone. The redux Nokia 3310 at today's event aims to reach the same level of popularity. And much like the last time, you get an assortment of "glossy" color variants to choose from.
The Nokia 3 is an entry level handset that features a polycarbonate body engulfed in an aluminium frame, it will run on a MediaTek 6737 processor which will be paired with 2GB of RAM. From the outside, at least, the new Nokia 3310 definitely looks like a true successor to the original.
To prove just how popular a new 3310 could be, bookmakers Ladbrokes have started taking bets on the launch on the retro phone. These smartphones will be available starting Q2 this year.