Nokia is reportedly preparing three new phones for debut at MWC, one of which will be a modern remake of the legendary Nokia 3310.
The Nokia 3310 has carved out legendary status not only in memes around the web, but further in the heart and minds of consumers who remember the device for its stamina, practicality, and nigh-on indestructibility.
In good news, then, HMD Global – the Finnish company headed by Nokia alumni who recently debuted the Nokia 6 – are alleged to be developing three new phones for reveal at Mobile World Congress this year; one of which will be a modern remake of the 3310.
Sadly, the 3310 remake is the phone we know the least about in terms of specs. The device is expected to retail for around $60 USD, and would be the cheapest of the trio on offer. If so, Nokia could be seeking to recapture the same accessibility that propelled 3310 sales to over 100 million units.
For parity, the 3310 is expected to slot beneath the likes of the Nokia 6 (which was released in China earlier this year and has yet to make its way to Western markets) and a new addition in the form of the Nokia 5.
The Nokia 5 is expected to be an accessible Android device with a 5.2″ 720p display, 2GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel primary camera.
Another relatively unknown addition to the lineup will come in the form of the Nokia 3, which is expected to retail for somewhere around the $150 USD mark.
It remains to be seen if Nokia’s remake of the 3310 will be deemed a smartphone or feature phone. Given its accessible price point, we’re left to feel that Nokia might opt to release the device as a feature phone to emerging markets as a savvy alternative to the memory the original 3310 evokes.
We’ll be sure to stay abreast and report further as news develops. For now, we want to hear your thoughts in the comments below – would you welcome the return of Nokia’s most beloved son? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Venture Beat