HMD Global, the custodians of the cellphone giants, Nokia, has finally launched a new variant of the Nokia 3310 with the much-awaited feature of 3G connectivity in Australia. It is to be made available in other regions soon enough.
HMD Chief Marketing Officer, Pekka Rantala, announced that the Nokia 3310 3G will be going on sale in Australia starting October 16 for AUD 89.95 (roughly Rs. 4,600). It will retail for a global average price of EUR 69 (roughly Rs. 5,320) with roll out from mid-October, though it is not yet clear which markets it would be heading to first.
Apart from the 3G connectivity, the new Nokia 3310 3G also comes with new customisation options for rearranging icons and choosing colour themes. The company is marketing it as an all-new customisable retro UI.
The new Nokia 3310, much like its primitive models, features a massive standby time of up to a month, a highlight of the device. The new Nokia 3310 also includes the regular Micro-USB port and ditches the pin charger. It features Bluetooth 2.1 for pairing with speakers and other phones. The phone also features classic Snake game which has been optimised for the new colour screen.
For specifications, the Nokia 3310 3G sports a 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) colour display. It runs on ‘Feature OS powered by Java’, as per the company’s site, and comes with 64MB storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). On the back is a 2-megapixel camera with LED flash. Nokia 3310 3G packs a removable 1200mAh battery that is claimed to offer 24 days of standby time for dual-SIM variant. It will be available in Azure, Charcoal, Warm Red, and Yellow colours. It measures 117×52.4×13.3mm and weighs roughly 88 grams for dual-SIM version.
(Edited and compiled by Santadeep Dey, Team Swalla)