Nokia 3310 3G: Nokia relaunched its remade 3310 with 3G internet for first time
Nokia 3310 3G mobile was launched in September 2017. The phone comes with a 2.40-inch display with a resolution of 240 pixels by 320 pixels. This time around, it packs a 3G radio and support for a handful of apps – like Facebook, Twitter, and Skype.The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card.The re-reheated Nokia 3310 3G has, yes, 3G, which upgrades the 2.5G of the relaunched dumbphone, but still trails the LTE (4G) speeds we’re used to. (Not that technical specs matter if you’re interested in buying one.) It’ll arrive with new Azure and Charcoal color options — and silver buttons — but that’s pretty much the only other things that have notably changed. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 3310 3G packs a 2-megapixel primary camera on the rear.
That said, nobody buys a 3310 because they want a svelte, sleek phone, do they? The thirst for this handset seems to be equal parts nostalgia, equal parts desire for a backup handset that can survive a lot of abuse.
HMD also says that the keys on the 3310 3G are more spaced out – which is a plus, because again, typing on a T9 keyboard isn’t the easiest thing in the world.
It’s also worth noting that the 3310 3G runs a slightly different operating system than its predecessor, as HMD had to develop new software to handle the 3G radio.
The Nokia 3310 3G runs Feature OS and is powered by a 1200mAh removable battery. It measures 117.00 x 52.40 x 13.35 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 88.20 grams.
The Nokia 3310 3G is a dual SIM (GSM) mobile that accepts Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, FM and 3G.
Ajey Mehta, Vice President of HMD Global, the company that holds the licence to make and sell Nokia-branded smartphones, strongly suggested plans to make an affordable Nokia 4G feature phone for India.
In an interview with ET, he said, “JioPhone is definitely going to have impact on the segment, and there is no question about it. We are watching how this materialises. If we see a viable business proposition, we will definitely consider it and participate.”
Mehta’s statement suggests that Nokia might be looking to tap into the budget 4G feature phone segment if JioPhone manages to set the right example. The JioPhone is currently unavailable for pre-orders and while the company has promised shipments of 6 million devices by December of this year, we are yet to hear any reports of users receiving their pre-booked devices.
The 3310 3G will be available from mid-October in several markets, including Australia, which unfortunately missed out on the fun first time round.