- Nokia 3310, the classic phone, makes a comeback.
- Nokia 3310 is slated for a June launch in India.
- It comes with the same design silhoutte, but re-imagined for 2017.
The early reports about Nokia 3310’s possible comeback had sent ripples across the technology world, but the excitement wasn’t limited to tech enthusiasts. Now, that the device is official, and making its way to the Indian market, the joy of many Nokia fans has no bounds.
It also has a slew of other releases in the form of Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. Nokia’s comeback with a brigade of Android devices is good news for everyone wanting to get their hands on a Nokia device that runs Android. Now, the Android market is fiercely competitive and Nokia would have to prove its mettle by churning out devices that withstand the harsh conditions of the Indian phone market that is being dominated by Chinese vendors. Whether these will turn out to be a big hit, is still a question mark. Nokia would get its one attempt to sell the device on nostalgia, but it would have to sustain and prove it’s devices are for keeps there on.
Talking about the 3310, it’s the company’s special surprise with the iconic Nokia 3310 that will definitely receive a lot of love. For the specs it carries, it is no match for even a feature phone, but no one will dis the Nokia device that has many users waiting in anticipation. After all, who forgets their first love? Will people buy it for ₹3500. The answer is possibly ‘yes’. It could see many buyers and the limited units would leave many wanting for more. What are the specifications it carries? Well, nobody seems to care.
Nokia isn’t selling the 3310 as a primary device, but rather a secondary one for those looking at a sturdy second phone with enough juice to run for days. And, Nokia 3310 promises a month of standby battery! The device comes dipped in four peppy colours - yellow, red, dark blue and grey. While many thought it is a good comeback, the lack of WhatsApp seems to be a sore point for many.
Moreover, 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. The only hindrance here could be the ₹3500 price tag. However, the specs are decent and the sturdy build and long battery life could work in its favour. This gives Nokia a segment of Indian market that it can still target.
The specs sheet also includes a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 16MB onboard storage, and a microSD card slot expandable up to 32GB. It brings all those nostalgic ringtones and yes, it has the iconic snake game too. A headphone jack, microSD and Bluetooth are some of the new-age features the phone will bring in. And, what's missing is GPS and Wi-Fi. But, the Opera Mini browser handles your daily dose of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and the 2MP camera with LED flash can handle all those simple shots.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:42 PM IST