HMD Global has now debuted a 3G-compatible Nokia 3310, supplementing the 2G-only model the firm debuted earlier this year.
2017 has been an interesting year. Not only have we seen a slew of interesting new Android phones and a bold new iPhone, we’ve also managed to get our hands on a revised Nokia 3310. Wild.
However, one particularly tame aspect of the latter handset in question was the fact that HMD Global – the new custodians of the Nokia brand – elected to introduce a 2G-only 3310 instead of a more ‘modern’ 3310.
That decision came with an interesting set of consequences – as the United States and Canada lack a 2G network (and indeed, that seems futuristic here in South Africa), both countries were not included on the launch roster for the revised 3310.
That changes today, as HMD Global have now announced a new (ok, newer) 3310 model that debuts with 3G connectivity. With that comes slightly less battery life – while the 2G variant ships with a claimed 31 hours of battery life, the 3G variant only scoops 27 hours.
Though the handset accommodates a 3G network connection, it is still not a smartphone. There’s no WhatsApps nor Facebooks found on this Thursday throwback, and users can expect to play a modern version of Snake to pass the time.
Distinct from the original device, 2017’s 3310 ships with a primary camera and sports both a colour display and Nokia’s proprietary Glance screen.
The 3G capable device is slated to become available in mid-October, and the device will retail for €69 EUR internationally.
The 2G Nokia 3310 is presently available in South Africa, and we’ll be sure to provide coverage if we hear the newer variant is headed to our shores.
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