Nokia 3310 makes a return at Mobile World Congress 2017

Nokia 3310 makes a return at Mobile World Congress 2017

The rumors are true. Nokia 3310 made a return at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. A revamped version of the phone which was originally launched 17 years ago was revealed to bloggers and journalists attending MWC on Sunday.

The classic Nokia 3310 was one of Nokia’s three most selling phones with more than 125 million sold between 2000 and 20015. The rise of smartphones eventually gave a tough time to feature phones but Nokia 3310 remained alive as an iconic product and became subject to humor in popular internet culture.

Nokia had a sad exit after it stopped production of a huge line of Windows mobile powered smartphones but it was HMD Global that took the decision to release an updated version of 3310.

Nokia 3310
The back comes off, the battery comes out and there’s even a microSD card slot. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian

“The new Nokia 3310 takes the iconic silhouette of the original and reimagines it for 2017. The custom designed user interface brings a fresh look to a classic, whilst the 2.4” polarized and curved screen window makes for better readability in sunlight.” Source: Nokia

Although Nokia 3310 is not the only phone announced by HMD but it remains in the spotlight. Three other Android-powered phones have also been announced including Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. It is strange enough that there is no Nokia 4.

“This is what consumers have been asking us for, and so we decided that we’d just do it and have some fun with it, said Florian Seiche, president of HMD.

He added:

“That’s the unique opportunity we have here at HMD with the Nokia brand.”

A great thing about Nokia 3310 is that it comes in four distinct colors, red; Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish.

It has Snake too! And promised a 30-day long battery, far better than what the original had to offer.

The Nokia 3310 is going to be sold at around $50.

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  • Safi Mustafa

    Looks great!