The newly refurbished Nokia 3310 has been unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

HMD Global, the new owner of the Nokia brand name released the specifications of the revamped version of Nokia 3310 at the congress last weekend.

“For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist,” said Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global.

“We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand.”

The legendary Nokia 3310 was originally released in 2000 and became one of the world’s bestselling phones with an estimated 126 million units sold worldwide. Nearly Indestructible body, Nokia 3310 achieved the cult status due to its durability and long battery life.

Also, it had range of features like Clock, Calculator, the ability to store up to ten reminders and four games: Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact, and Bantumi.

What has changed?

The alphanumeric keyboard is retained and still has no touchscreen effect.

The curved body and Bright coloured design are also retained – still as durable as the original.

Now slimmer and lighter with adjusted size of buttons to fit into the slimmer design.

The new Nokia 3310 has a larger 2-4-inch full colour display unlike the old version which had a small monochrome graphic display.

The new handset has a removable 1200 mAh battery, boasting 22 hours of talk-time and a month-long stand-by.

It also now boasts a 2-Megapixel camera, 16MB of internal memory – which can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card – and 2G connectivity, to take the noughties experience online.

The iconic mobile game, Snake is retained.

The new Nokia 3310 is expected to be available in the second quarter of the year, each at an estimated average global retail price of £41 (N22,000).

Author: Yemi Olarinre