- HMD Global, the new Nokia brand owner has announced the new 2017 model in an all new avatar.
- Yes, it brings back the iconic snake game.
- And, gets some new-age features fit for 2017.
Just like its predecessor, it will be called the Nokia 3310. However, the 2017 model that makes a comeback after 15 years will run Nokia’s Series 30+ software. It has the same design silhouette of the original, but reimagined for 2017.
Other specs include a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 16MB onboard storage, and gets a microSD card slot expandable up to 32GB. It brings all those nostalgic ringtones and yes, it has snake. The game is as iconic as the phone. The device comes with flashy plastic, and Nokia and HMD have ensured to add a few modern elements to the 15 years old model.
A headphone jack, microSD and Bluetooth are some of the new-age features the phone will bring in. And, what's missing is GPS, Wi-Fi and obviously no apps store there. But, it does support low speed Internet and comes with Opera Mini browser that can handle your daily dose of Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter. The 2MP camera with LED flash can handle those simple shots.
Priced at €50 that translates to approximately Rs Rs 3500, it will make its way to markets sometime in Q2 this year. It comes with battery that offers up to 22 hours of talktime and standby that would last a month. The device comes dipped in four peppy colours - yellow, red, dark blue and grey.
HMD Global plans to bring the device to India in Q2 2017, while there are already rumours of a late May launch. India is still dominated by feature phones compared to smartphones. In 2016, more than 50 percent phones shipped were feature phones. Recently, Reliance Jio and Lava introduced feature phones supporting 4G VoLTE. This gives Nokia a segment of Indian market that it can still target.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:37 PM IST