Nokia 3310 – the wildly popular reboot of the iconic feature phone from the 90s was launched in several global markets apart from the US. The handset did not arrive Stateside because it was a 2G handset, and none of the carriers operating in the US no longer support 2G bandwidth. This left many fans in the US a tad disappointed as they were not able to get their hands on a device that in a way triggers nostalgia.
Though all that is soon about to change as HMD Global has officially introduced a 3G version of the handset, dubbed as the Nokia 3310 3G. It also gets two new colour options along with a slightly redesigned UI. The company believes the launch of a 3G version of the handset will allow more fans around the world to use the nostalgia-infused phone.
“HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, introduces the Nokia 3310 3G. With fresh new colours and a new user interface that lets fans pick a theme to suit their mood, this modern classic is now 3G enabled and can be enjoyed in even more countries around the world. And yes, it still has Snake,” the company said in a press release.
The Finnish manufacturer also claims that Nokia 3310 3G offers up to 6.5 hours of talk time along with standby time of up to 27 days. In addition, the handset is offered in choice of four color options. These include the older Yellow and Warm Red, along with new Azure and Charcoal color variants.
“Our reimagining of the Nokia 3310 has been a global and cultural phenomenon. In a world dominated by smartphones, the mix of nostalgia and a beautiful phone that just keeps going has captured people’s imagination. Our fans around the world have been asking for this iconic phone to support 3G. Fans asked, we listened, and today welcome the Nokia 3310 3G,” said Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global.
The handset also sports a new matte finish along with new silver keypads. HMD says the Nokia 3310 3G has more spacing between the buttons, which makes it more comfortable for dialling and texting. The Nokia 3310 3G will be available starting mid-October and will carry a global average price tag of €69.