Nokia back to Smartphone Industry with New Nokia 3310: The unthinkable has happened. This February, it is confirmed that the iconic Nokia 3310 is making a comeback with a partnership between Nokia and its exclusive Finnish handset developer HMD. But this isn’t merely a rebuild of the classic 3310. 17 years have passed, and a lot has changed. The New Nokia 3310 will only run on 2G networks at the time of launch which has subjected the phone to criticism, and means that it will not initially be released in many countries, including Australia and Singapore, which are in the process of phasing out their 2G networks.
Nokia is expected to launch Nokia 3310 pretty soon in India. below.. The Indian variant of 3310 (2017) is scheduled to be the dual sim and with a dedicated memory card slot. The original Snake game has been replaced by Gameloft’s “Snake Xenzia” which has updated models and graphics. There is a lot of differences between Nokia 3310 and Nokia 3310 (2017). The unique features are given below .
Retro but Updated Design
The new Nokia 3310 and you’ll see how it remains mostly faithful to the original handset.
- Nokia 3310 (2000) – 113 x 48 x 22mm, 133g
- Nokia 3310 (2017) – 115.6 x 51 x 12.8mm, 79.6g
The 2017 model is a whopping 53g (1.87oz) lighter, despite being fractionally longer and wider. The big change is the thickness, which has been reduced by over 40%. There are also softer curves to the corners and more rounded buttons which give it a gentler look than the bullish original.
The 2017 Nokia 3310 retains the original’s removable back for direct access to the battery and it’s still a plastic chassis. The new Nokia available in red, yellow, blue and grey colours.
Display – Bigger and Better
The new Nokia 3310 isn’t just dramatically thinner and lighter than its predecessor; it features a much larger and better display as well:
- Nokia 3310 (2000) – 1.5-inch, 84 x 48 pixels, 65 PPI, monochrome LCD
- Nokia 3310 (2000) – 2.4-inch, 240 x 320 pixels, 167 ppi, colour LCD
The obvious caveat here is that this upgrade remains very low tech by today’s standard of jaw-dropping monsters. New Nokia also has a polarising layer so it should continue to be every bit as readable in bright sunlight as its monochrome predecessor.
Camera – Basic Camera for Simple Mobile
It’s easy to forget the original Nokia 3310 came from an era where most phones did not have cameras. Being 2017, the new Nokia 3310 has fixed that but it remains about as necessary as you’re going to get.
Inside the new model you’ll find a 2MP rear camera with LED flash, basic video recording and no camera on the front.
We may be in an era of smartphones, but the new Nokia 3310 hasn’t forgotten its roots and – like its predecessor – it is limited to 2G connectivity and there’s no WiFi, though you do get a few basic perks elsewhere:
- Nokia 3310 (2000) – Dual Band GSM 900/1800MHz, proprietary Nokia power connector.
- Nokia 3310 (2017) – Dual band GMS 900/1800MHz, Micro USB connector, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5mm jack, microSD (cards up to 32GB), FM radio
Those put off by a lack of high-speed mobile connectivity or even WiFi are missing the point of this phone. It’s designed to be a phone (you talk, you text) and nothing more.
Nokia 3310 (2000) – 900mAh removable battery, 2.5 – 4 hours talk time, 55 hours standby
Nokia 3310 (2017) – 1200mAh removable battery, 22 hours talk time, 31 days standby
Price and Availability of New Nokia 3310
At around $169 in 2000, the original Nokia 3310 was not a cheap phone when you allow for inflation (circa $260 today). And that is good news for the price with Nokia charging just €49 ($52) for the 2017 version.
As for availability, the new Nokia 3310 is expected to go on sale in late April/early May.