Nokia launches its 2017 version of the ‘legendary’ Nokia 3310 for INR3310

Nokia launcheS its 2017 version of the 'legendary' Nokia 3310 for INR3310

New Delhi, MaY16:Nokia has finally launched its 2017 version of the ‘legendary’ Nokia 3310 in India. The feature phone, as expected comes at a low price of Rs 3310 (best buy price). The device will be available across top mobile stores starting May 18 in Yellow, Grey, Blue and Red. HMD Global, the company licensed to manufacture Nokia branded smartphones, introduced the handset along with the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3 during the MWC 2017 conference back in February-end.

The all-new Nokia 3310 runs Series 30+ operating system and features a 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) display. The dual-SIM handset sports a 2MP camera along with 16MB inbuilt storage. The storage can however, be expanded using a microSD card up to 32GB.

8 features of the ‘new’ Nokia 3310
8 features of the 'new' Nokia 3310
​ Refreshed design that’s true to its roots
​ Great battery life
​ Snake is back!
​ Available in dual-SIM variant
​ Bright 2.4-inch colour display
​ Music player with microSD card support
​ 2MP camera with LED flash
Micro USB charging port

8 features of the ‘new’ Nokia 3310

At this year’s Mobile World Congress technology conference, Nokia made its proper return to the smartphone arena. In collaboration with HMD Global, the company launched a handful of Android-based smartphones. But what actually got the whole technology world talking was the launch of a ‘reimagined’ version of arguably the company’s most iconic mobile handset ever – the legendary Nokia 3310.

Even though it’s still a basic feature phone, the refreshed Nokia 3310 comes with quite a few extra features and enhancements over its predecessor, which came out in 2000.

Want to know more? Here are 8 exciting features of the ‘new’ Nokia 3310.

​ Refreshed design that’s true to its roots

Even though the redesigned Nokia 3310 has a brand new design, its overall shape and form factor is similar to the original pebble-shaped 3310 of the past. The new version is both lighter and slimmer as compared to its predecessor. It has rounded edges and soft push buttons for a better tactile experience. The phone is also available in four different funky colour variants – Red, Blue, Grey and Yellow.

​ Great battery life

The original Nokia 3310 was renowned for its fantastic battery life and the new version claims to one up even that. The refreshed Nokia 3310 packs a 1,200mAh battery, which is claimed to offer 22 hours of talk time and one month of standby time. This means that it can easily go on for a few days on a single charge.

​ Snake is back!

The legendary Nokia 3310 of the past came preloaded with ‘Snake,’ a simple but incredibly addictive game that remains popular even to this day. In fact, it’s one of the defining features of the phone. So it’s hardly a wonder that the revamped 3310 also comes preloaded with Snake. Even better, the new game has an upgraded, colourful design that’s promised to offer the same addictive game play as its predecessor did.

​ Available in dual-SIM variant

Dual SIM users can relieve the nostalgia too, as the new Nokia 3310 also comes in a dual-SIM configuration, in addition to the standard single-SIM variant. However, both versions only support mini SIM cards.

​ Bright 2.4-inch colour display

The original Nokia 3310 came with a monochrome graphic screen. However, the reimagined version boasts a much larger (as compared to the original) 2.4-inch QVGA display of 240×320 pixel resolution. The company claims that the polarized display is not reflective and offers great visibility under direct sunlight.

​ Music player with microSD card support

The refreshed Nokia 3310 comes with a built-in MP3 player. And even though the internal storage is just 16MB, the memory expansion slot accepts microSD cards of up to 32GB in size. The mobile phone even has everyone’s beloved 3.5mm audio jack that quite a few smartphone manufacturers are doing away with these days. Bluetooth support is there too, although it can only be used for file transfers.

​ 2MP camera with LED flash

The original Nokia 3310 couldn’t be used to take pictures because it didn’t have a camera. The refreshed variant takes care of that problem, thanks to its 2MP rear camera with LED flash. It may be a low resolution module but for basic shots, it’s more than enough.

Micro USB charging port

Old Nokia 3310 came with its proprietary pin charger port, but the new one has a more standard microUSB part. So you can use just about any microUSB charging cable to juice it up.
The Nokia 3310 (2017) feature phone is said to come with a 1200mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 22 hours talk time and one-month standby time. On the connectivity front, the Nokia 3310 supports two micro SIM cards, Bluetooth v3.0, micro USB and a 3.5mm headphone connector. Weighing 79.6 grams, the feature phone measures only 115.6×51.0x12.8mm.

The original Nokia 3310 of the past came preloaded with ‘Snake,’ a simple but incredibly addictive game that remains popular even to this day. In fact, it’s one of the defining features of the phone. So it’s hardly a wonder that the revamped 3310 also comes preloaded with Snake. Even better, the new game has an upgraded, colourful design that’s promised to offer the same addictive game play as its predecessor did.

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“Talk all day on a single charge, send texts, take pictures and enjoy a pocket jukebox with a built-in FM Radio and MP3 player. Our reinvention of this classic design is sure to make you smile. It’s got everything you remember, but with a modern twist. So whether you’re after a feature phone that offers amazing battery life in a head turning design or a companion phone, the Nokia 3310 won’t let you down,” said Ajey Mehta, VP-India, HMD Global.

NOKIA 3310 NEW SPECIFICATIONS

SUMMARY
display 2.4″ (6.1 cm)
storage 16 MB
camera 2 MP
battery 1200 mAh
SPECIAL FEATURES
browser Yes WAP
games Yes
phone book Yes Limited
other facilities Calculator, Stopwatch, World clock, Calendar, Alarm
fingerprint sensor No
GENERAL
quick charging No
sim slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
model 3310 New
launch date August 20, 2017 (Expected)
brand Nokia
network 4G: Not Available, 3G: Not Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor No
MULTIMEDIA
music Yes Music Formats: MP3
loudspeaker Yes
ring tone Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration
fm radio Yes
audio jack 3.5 mm
DESIGN
thickness 12.8 mm
width 51 mm
height 115.6 mm
colours Blue, Grey, Red, Yellow
DISPLAY
display type TFT
screen to body ratio 30.26 %
pixel density 167 ppi
screen size 2.4 inches (6.1 cm)
display colour 256
screen resolution 240 x 320 pixels
STORAGE
internal memory 16 MB
expandable memory Yes Up to 32 GB
CAMERA
camera features Digital Zoom
image resolution 1600 x 1200 Pixels
autofocus No
resolution 2 MP Primary Camera
optical image stabilisation No
flash Yes LED Flash
BATTERY
user replaceable Yes
standby time Up to 744 Hours(2G)
talktime Up to 22.1 Hours(2G)
type Li-ion
capacity 1200 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
bluetooth Yes v3.0
usb connectivity microUSB 2.0
hdmi No
nfc No
network support 2G
sim 1 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available
sim 2 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 900 MHz
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