It is the most loved and the best-selling of all time. It is the Nokia 3310, the historic phone launched by the Finnish company in September 2000, will come back on the market in a few days through HMD Global, the company that bought the rights of the Nokia brand for traditional telephony, after the acquisition of the industrial part of the Finnish giant from Microsoft. The heir of 3310 will have a price of around 59 Euros and 3G connection. It could be the dumb phone of the future.
But the press and fans around the world have entered into fibrillation with the news of a tribute to the 3310, Nokia's most famous ever. The mythical 2G mobile, with the most addictive game of the famous Snake II, is still an object of worship among the fans around the world. It sold 126 million units from 2000 to 2005, but surprisingly it turns out that is still used by some diehards simply because it works, and in China still are produced compatible batteries.
The Nokia 3310 is considered a kind of indestructible phone and the screen in black and white, customizable shell with Xpress-On, that is unobtainable today with superior strength. A hipster phone by definition. The only smart function is sms. No camera or other technologies of the future, if not the ability to upgrade the operator logo via special sms, the Nokia 3310 has earned its reputation thanks to a unique performance and endurance.
Taking also signal underground, fast in engaging the line, it could fly out countless times from purses and handbags without breaking as a puzzle is divided into three, drums, front cover and the phone body and then set off as if nothing happened. Among the anecdotes of a lifetime, there is the narrator to have used it to play ball obviously without being able to break it. Above all, the Nokia 3310 battery lasted a week.
Today HMD wants to re-launch the new Nokia 3310. No detail has been revealed, although it certainly must be at least a 3G phone, because in a few years the 2G GSM networks will be switched off. According to some sources, however, the technical specs may be no touch, Dual Sim, 30 days of standby and 22 hours of calls, with FM radio, MP3 player, 2 megapixel camera and 2.4 inches screen.
Much like the Nokia 150 launched last December, it could be a limited edition Nokia 3310. Probably the new 3310 will inherit the simple setting as the Nokia 150. The functionality will be reduced to a minimum without using the touch screen in order to ensure longer battery life, just as the historic Finnish brand model.
At the upcoming Mobile World Congress, to be held in a few days in Barcelona, HMD will also present three Nokia models. The most advanced of the range is the Nokia 6, currently only available in the Chinese market with 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 430 accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 16 megapixel camera.
The second expected smartphone is Nokia 5, a mid-range phone with compact display, low resolution (5.2 inch diagonal, 720p resolution), 2GB of RAM and 12 megapixel rear camera. Instead the third model, the Nokia 3 will mount the Android Nougat operating system.