The Nokia 3310 was one of the stars of MWC 2017, despite not bringing the latest technology. The remake of the popular phone was one of four phones announced by Nokia at the event. The other three, the Nokia 3, 5 and 6, are Android phones.
The remake of the Nokia 3310 was announced almost seventeen years after the debut of the Nokia 3310. The original phone is remembered for being nearly indestructible and for its great battery life.
The remake is similar to the first release and while the phone can’t be compared to the phones we have today, the device has caught the attention of many people. The budget device doesn’t have a great camera or a large screen but one of its biggest selling points appears to be its battery life, which Nokia claims it can last around a month with one charge.
The remake now has a camera, color screen and an improved version of the popular Snake game. The phones remains similar to the first release and it seems to be doing well as Carphone Warehouse, one of the companies that has the phone available for pre-order, recently said that demand for the phone has been astonishing.
An exact release date for the Nokia 3310 was never revealed but it was said that the phone would be available some time in Q2 2017. A new report from Gadgets Now mentions that the Nokia 3310 will launch in April, followed by the three Nokia Android phones announced at MWC, the Nokia 3, 5 and 6.
The first Nokia 3310 sold more than 125 million units after its release and the remake could also see a lot of success with a price that is a lot less than smartphones today. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of $52.
There are many things that the remake of the Nokia 3310 cannot do when compared to a smartphone but its price and rumored release for this month could be trouble for the phones coming in the next few weeks. A lot of people prefer smartphones but some are thinking about going back to how it was in the early 2000s, with just calls, text messages and the Snake game for entertainment.
Nokia’s return appears to be successful as the Nokia 6 has also seen demand since it was first announced in China back in January. But the most talked about appears to be the remake of the Nokia 3310, which is now rumored to be making its debut later this month.
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