Marking its presence in the India phone market, HMD Global launched its first Nokia branded phone in the country today. Their first phone isn’t any of their Android smartphones but the modern avatar of the good old Nokia 3310. The phone promises to include all the features that the original Nokia 3310 was known for and gives them a modern look.
The feature phone has itself become an iconic brand since its launch in the 2000s. It was so good in terms of build quality and battery life that the phone is a part of several memes even today. And it had the Snake game too! The 2017 edition of the phone will carry all these features and hopefully improve upon them too.
For the availability, the Nokia 3310 will be available only through the offline retail channels starting this Thursday, May 18. The price of the phone is also interestingly set at Rs. 3,310. In line with its original launch, there will be four colour options for the phone: Warm Red and Yellow colours in a glossy finish, and Dark Blue and Grey in a matte finish.
When it was first announced during the MWC 2017 earlier this year, the Nokia 3310 was the star of the show. It was clear then that the phone will cater only that portion of the consumer base that wants a secondary phone, or a primary phone with insane battery life. Nostalgia, as a reason, can be added to any of the two categories.
Talking about the battery, Nokia 3310 includes a battery size of 1200mAh, which might seem tiny by today’s standard of multi-thousand mAh, but according to the company’s claim, the feature phone will offer a standby time of one month and a talk time of 22 hours. Now just find out any other phone in the market to beat these numbers.
Other newer features included were the rear 2MP camera with flash, a colour display of 2.4 inches, memory expansion up to 32GB, Nokia Series 30+ OS, and Bluetooth 3.0. Unlike its predecessor, the phone will charge via a micro-USB port and also has a 3.5mm audio jack.
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