New new Nokia 3310: now with 3G and heftier price tag

Posted September 29, 2017

The profit margins of the long-in-the-works, newly introduced Nokia 3310 3G variant can't be much higher than those of the 2G configuration.

HMD Global has recently launched Nokia 8 smartphone in India for Rs 36,999. The Nokia 3310 also comes with dual-SIM capabilities, Micro-USB port, and built-in FM Radio. All these variants come with a matte finish and sports silver keypads. The company says that the Nokia 3310 3G has up to 6.5 hours of talk time and up to 27 days of standby time. HMD Global has announced the release of Google's latest operating system to its devices but what we didn't know until now is the firmware update schedule. The new Nokia 3310 3G handset is likely to be made available in more markets soon.

Nokia used to be one of the world's biggest mobile phone makers, but the rise of the Apple (aapl) iPhone and Android-powered smartphones sold by companies like Samsung knocked Nokia from the top. Sarvikas confirmed on Twitter that HMD had to create a new OS to match the added 3G support. The tweet reads as, "A true classic - reimagined". Iconic #nokia3310 now in 3G! Colorful, customizable and more connected than ever! This meant that with some countries already in the process of switching off their 2G networks - including the United States - the usable life of the device might be short.

The new handset has the same 2.4-inch polarized color display as the 2G model we had our hands at MWC in Barcelona, though users will now be able to change icon colors and move them around to suit personal preferences. This year's Nokia 3310 refresh carried forward the original model's legendary battery life.

On the other hand, for the Nokia 3310 3G brought new body colors - charcoal black, bright red, yellow and turquoise, two of which, however, was previously submitted. Other countries like Singapore will get the phone later in the month. The official roll out for this phone will take place from mid-October.