HMD Global backed Nokia 3310 was highly accepted all over the world. However, there were some bad-talks about the device, as the network capability of the device was limited to just 2G. As a matter of fact, most of the countries are planning to discontinue the 2G spectrum. In fact, in the united states, most of the major networks are closing the 2G cellular towers.
However, instead of launching a 3G enabled device, the company could have gone with the 4G capable smartphone, which would have made a huge impact in the developing countries like India and China.
The V2.1 is Nokia 3310 is being marketed in the Australia for the price tag of 69 Euros or INR 5,300 only. The design and the form factor remains identical to the original version with few software changes.
The device features a 2.4-inch IPS LCD non-touch screen display with a curved 2.5D curved tempered glass on the top. The device runs on a custom operating system based on Java platform with 64 MB onboard storage and a dedicated MicroSD card slot (up to 32 GB). The device offers a 1200 mAh Li-ion battery with normal charging capability via micro USB port instead of a pin charger.
Compared to the original edition, this 3G enabled device offers a tweakable UI with interchangeable colour shades. Features like, Music Player, Video Player, Analogue FM radio is also present.
As of now, there is no information regarding the availability of the smartphone outside Australia, so, here is the official product statement from HMD Global’s Chief marketing office Pekka Rantala:
“The company managed to sell “millions” units of the refreshed version of the Nokia 3310 across different markets. The handset will be going on sale in Australia starting October 16 and will be available via Optus and Vodafone mobile carriers.”
After the launch of the 1500 rupees JioPhone in India, all these devices look obsolete in front of it. As the JioPhone offers 4G connectivity, dual camera and the not to forget the screen mirroring.