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    February 24, 2017

    Nokia’s 3310 remake will reportedly be a feature phone, and will bring a new design

    nokia 3310

    New details have emerged around Nokia’s 3310 remake, alleging that the device – while sporting a modern design – will be a feature phone.

    Our hearts soared in collective joy at the news that HMD Global – the firm behind Nokia’s resurgence on the world stage – would release a modern version of the legendary 3310.

    New details have emerged since that first revelation which now posit that the revitalized 3310 will indeed sport a reworked design and will accommodate modern manufacturing process and will further be a feature phone.

    Read: Is Nokia getting ready to reveal its very first smartwatch?

    The news is somewhat disappointing to us, as we’d hoped to see an effective budget-level Android device carry on the legacy that the 3310 started.

    According to Vtechgraphy, the modern Nokia 3310 will accommodate a lighter and thinner design language in comparison to the original model, and will further have a large color display while the size of the keys will be reduced. Hopefully, this means that battery life will be unaffected.

    HMD Global will reportedly launch the revitalized Nokia 3310 in a variety of colour variants, including black, blue, gray, green, red, and yellow, while a modest price tag of €59 would follow.

    The device is widely expected to be revealed at MWC this weekend in addition to three other Nokia handsets, including a Western version of the China-exclusive Nokia 6 which was released earlier this year.

    It remains interesting that Nokia, under HMD Global, would pursue the concept of a feature phone while many other manufacturers have begun to concentrate their efforts on producing smartphones.

    Read: Foldable phones: Why do Apple, LG, Samsung and Nokia want to bend the norm?

    What are your thoughts? If Nokia’s modern 3310 did arrive as a feature phone, would you be significantly less interested in buying one? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

    Follow Bryan Smith on Twitter: @bryansmithSA

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