Nokia relaunches its classic 3310 phone with adorable looks and amazing features

Yolanda Curtis
February 27, 2017

The iconic, indestructible phone has been redesigned 17 years after it first launched.

At the same event, HMD announced a range of Nokia-branded Android smartphones. The handset is noticeably slimmer than the original Nokia 3310, which sold around 126 million units before it was discontinued in 2005. Nokia first released the phone nearly 17 years ago in 2000.

The much-awaited Nokia 3310 has been relaunched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, featuring a colour screen at $52. Featuring 8 MP rear and front cameras, and a 2650 mAh battery, the Nokia 3 is priced at 139 Euros. The modern phones will include a host of new features, including integration of Google's native opearting system.

Meanwhile, the fun game is also going to available in a new version of Facebook's Messenger app soon. It's also a lot more colorful this time around, with glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models.

It is about half the thickness of the original and has 10 times the talk time, with 22 hours, and twice the standby time: one month a duration nearly unheard-of in 2017. Three out of four smartphones are Android-powered, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, but one is not. Nokia says on its website that the phone comes with a two megapixel camera but only 16 megabytes of memory. Now, most of you probably already know this, but Nokia introduced a redesigned Nokia 3310 yesterday, and it comes with a legendary Snake game pre-installed.

The phone brand's new owner is pitching Nokia's glory days before the smartphone era, releasing an updated take on a feature phone that debuted in 2000. It runs 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card.

Nokia hopes to capture some of that nostalgic feel that Nintendo saw with its release of the NES Classic Edition, announcing that it plans to reintroduce its iconic Nokia 3310 globally by the second quarter this year.

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