Nokia has announced the new version of the classic 3310. The average global retail price will be €49.
The original Nokia 3310 was one of the best-selling mobile phone models ever, with more than 125 million sold.
The new version comes in red, yellow, blue and grey. Besides being thin and light, the battery of the new 3310 lasts one whole month when the phone is on standby. The phone features a simple 2mp camera for quick snaps. In addition, the phone’s tiny memory can be expanded up to 32GB using the provided SD-card slot. Last but not least: you can still plug in your headphones the old-fashioned way using a 3.5mm jack port.
“For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand.” – Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer
Band issues around the world for the Nokia 3310
The new 3310 comes in a single and dual SIM variant which makes it a perfect phone when travelling abroad or in other situations when you deal with two SIM cards. The major downside is the 2G connections support. The rather old 900MHz and 1,800MHz bands are no longer supported by all carriers. With the high possibility of even fewer supporting carriers in the future, the question arises: can you realistically use the 3310 as a phone?