The Nokia 3310 reboot certainly hogged all the limelight at MWC 2017. The company describes it as a modern twist to the beloved feature phone of the late 90s. The new Nokia 3310 comes a slew of visual upgrades but still remains a feature phone at its core, sticking absolute basics such as calling and texting.
That said, the phone is yet not released in the US market because it’s a 2G phone. As currently, none of the carriers operating the country operate on 2G bandwidth. However, that shouldn’t be the case anymore as multiple sources suggest that a 3G version of the handset is also in the works.
Former CEO of HMD Global, Arto Nummela stated in an interview about the launch of a 3G variant of the handset. Now, Irish Telecom Carrier Three has tweeted that a 3G version of the Nokia 3310 is expected to launch soon.
The Irish Carrier’s Twitter account was responding to consumer queries, in which it said, “”We will be ranging the 3G version of the Nokia 3310, the current launch date of late is September early October.”
Now, this implies that HMD Global could soon announce a 3G version of the Nokia 3310 sometime around late September or early October. Past reports have already revealed that a 3G version of the handset has cleared FFC, so a launch is likely on the cards.
HMD Global Oy, the Finnish company who officially has the rights to sell Nokia-branded handsets launched a modern version of the Nokia 3310 handset at MWC 2017. And just like its predecessor, the handset comes at an affordable price tag of EUR 49 (approximately $63).
Key specs on the handset include a 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320 pixel) color display. The handset runs Nokia Series 30+ OS. It comes with 16MB of built-in storage and offers microSD expandability (up to 32GB). Regarding cameras, the devices also comes with a 2MP primary camera with LED Flash; the Nokia 3310 (2017) also features a 1200mAh removable battery. It also runs the popular classic Snake game, though this time, it gets optimized for a colored screen