Sci-tech

Nokia 3310 Relaunches With 3G Internet

Nokia 3310 Relaunches With 3G Internet

There is great news for those folks who held off from buying the 2017 refresh of the legendary Nokia 3310 due to its reliance on terribly slow 2.5G networks. When Nokia announces it was bringing back the iconic 3310 mobile at Mobile World Congress 2017, it's safe to say that the huge positive response was not fully expected. The new version is called Nokia 3310 3G and as the name suggests, it comes with support for 3G connectivity. The company will launch the 3G variant of Nokia 3310 in other markets soon.

The Nokia 3310 while being a Nokia classic also has the looks of the previous Nokia phones and is created to appeal to the loyal Nokia fans. Though the handset supported 2G internet access, web experience at snail speed is not acceptable anymore.

For a very long time, ardent fans of brand Nokia were asking for a 3G version of their favorite smartphone. "Fans asked, we listened, and today welcome the Nokia 3310 3G", said Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global. The device is supposed to last for 27 days of standby time and 6.5 hours of talk time. The new Nokia 3310 3G variant comes with new customising options which will allow users to choose color themes. The device was unlikely to be supported in Singapore as the country ceased 2G networks in April this year.

HMD was definitely in the works of a Nokia 3310 3G, and the company has finally unveiled the 3G variant of what might be the world's most popular feature phone right now.

The 3G version of the retro classic is also slightly more expensive (RRP of €69 vs €49 for the 2G).

These are all matte finishes, unlike some of the high-gloss cases available on the 2G model. You can see the live Tweet from here.

Moreover, Nokia 3310 3G will be available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM options.

The event also saw HMD officially announce new local partnerships with carriers Vodafone and Telstra.