April 22, 2018

The iconic Nokia 3310 now comes with 3G network capability, upgraded OS

29 September 2017, 12:09 | Camille Rivera

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Nokia 8 as seen on its official site

The phone will go on sale in Australia from October 16.

There is still a lot of love out there for the Nokia 3310. Remember, Nokia 3310 2G was priced at Rs 3491 and 3G version has been priced at about Rs 5000. "HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, introduces the Nokia 3310 3G Nokia 3310 3G".

Every new Nokia smartphone will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update, including the latest Nokia 8.

Telecom companies such as Telstra and Optus in Australia are now decommissioning their 2G networks, and Vodafone will shut down the last of its 2G service on March 21, 2018.

However, the feature-phone was only capable of running on a 2G network.

The introduction of 3G solves one of the new 3310's biggest issues, and makes it a slightly more appealing purchase for those of you who want a phone that won't run out of battery after a couple of hours. It'll retail for for €69 ($80.95/AU$$89.95).

It also has up to six hours of talk time and up to 27 days of standby time with a single SIM card, HMD added.

The new Nokia 3310 3G, just like its original sibling, highlights a removable 1200mAh battery that is claimed to offer 24 days of standby time for dual-SIM variant, and it's classic Snake game which has been optimized for the new color screen. All these variants come with a matte finish and sports silver keypads.

HMD in a press release said, "The addition of 3G data connectivity brings this popular phone to even more fans around the world". HMD says the new model has 13.29 percent greater physical volume than before, but does not reveal the exact dimensions.

Elsewhere, specs remain the same as the previous model, so expect a colour 2.4in QVGA display, a 2MP camera and, a built-in microSD slot and microUSB charging port.

Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 has been reborn with a head turning, modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. It will be offered in four colors (Yellow, Warm Red, Azure and Charcoal).

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