The new Nokia 3310 sports a 2.4-inch QVGA (240x320 pixels) colour display. Photo Courtesy:- Nokia

HMD Global was finally announced the 2017 edition of its iconic feature phone, Nokia 3310 on May 16, 2017 for the Indian tech market. After being launched in India earlier this week, the Nokia 3310 feature phone is now available for purchase starting today, May 18 in the country. Priced at Rs. 3,310, the updated version of the nostalgic Nokia 3310 will be sold via all offline retail stores across the country in four attractive colour variants— Warm Red and Yellow, which have a gloss finish, and the Dark Blue and Grey colour options, both of which comes in matte finish. However, as of now, there are no words about the Nokia 3310 whether it will be available on e-commerce websites anytime soon.

“Talk all day on a single charge, send texts, take pictures and enjoy a pocket jukebox with a built-in FM Radio and MP3 player. Our reinvention of this classic design is sure to make you smile. It’s got everything you remember, but with a modern twist. So whether you’re after a feature phone that offers amazing battery life in a head turning design or a companion phone, the Nokia 3310 won’t let you down,” said Ajey Mehta, VP-India, HMD, Global.

Nokia 3310 (2017) specifications and features: –

In terms of specifications and features, the 2017 edition of Nokia 3310 sports a 2.4-inch QVGA colour display with a screen resolution of 240X320 pixels. The old Nokia 3310 had 48×84-pixel resolution. The first difference is the display size and resolution. The new polarised and curved screen window is designed for better “readability in sunlight.” The new iconic Nokia 3310 also sports new push buttons and a new user interface (UI). A four-directional keypad in the middle position looks like the other similar Nokia conventional feature phones. The new Nokia 3310 runs on Nokia Series 30+ OS operating system.

Nokia 3310 was the most widely used feature phone globally during 2000-2005. It is estimated to have sold 126 million units globally when there were only a few countries with mobile networks. Photo Source:-

In terms of memory, the new Nokia 3310 comes with 16MB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, new Nokia 3310 features a 2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, which the old Nokia 3310 had not. There are a lot of connectivity options in this new Nokia 3310 (2017). The device has dual-SIM (microSIM) 2G Internet access connectivity (basic internet browsing using Opera Mini browser), Bluetooth 3.0 with Nokia’s SLAM technology, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro USB port.

Other features of Nokia 3310 include a LED torchlight, FM radio and an in-built MP3 player to entertain you at certain times. The key highlight of the new Nokia 3310 is its battery. It packs a removable 1200mAh battery that delivers 22 hours of talk time, 1 month of standby time, 39 hours FM radio playback and 51 hours of MP3 playback. Apart from these features, another excellent feature of this phone is the presence of the classic snake game, which has been optimised for the new colour screen. The device measures at 115.6 x 51.0 x 12.8 mm and it weighs 79.6 grams including the battery.