Modern Nokia 3310 will remain a feature phone, more details leaked

Modern Nokia 3310 will remain a feature phone, more details leaked

Nokia fans are undoubtedly excited about the Finnish company's upcoming launch event scheduled for February 26. At least three Android smartphones will be introduced by HMD Global later this week, as well as a feature phone.

News about the revival of the Nokia 3310 emerged last week, but aside from information about its price, little else was known. With only a couple of days left until the official reveal of the modern Nokia 3310, we have learned a bit more about the sturdy handset.

Despite the fact that numerous reports claimed the modern Nokia 3310 might be an Android device, the same source that confirmed the handset would be announced at MWC 2017, now says it will remain a feature phone.

However, HMD Global will slightly change the phone's looks to bring it up to date with the new design language. Subtle changes will make the modern Nokia 3310 lighter and thinner than the original model. The size of the keys will be adjusted as well.

As opposed to Nokia 3310's monochrome display, the modern version will pack a slightly larger color display. Still, the resolution will not be improved by much, so that it won't affect battery life. One thing that remains a mystery is whether or not it will come with a removable battery.

Lastly, there will be plenty of color variants to choose from, as HMD will launch the modern Nokia 3310 in black, blue, gray, green, red, and yellow. The €59 price tag has been confirmed as well.

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40 Comments

1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The Return of the King

21. yann

Posts: 604; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Hope to right. Will wait to see a flagship device, but will get one 3310 for second one.

30. CrysisRequiem

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

There is only one Return of and it's not The King, it's of The Jedi.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

36. southernzombie

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

his quote is a line from a movie.

2. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Seriosly, I dont see a point Nokia bringing back this phone. I know it was like a legend, but come on, we're living in a real world. People are moving forward, so trying to emphasize this nostalgia is totally nonsense.

5. iced_heroine

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

People need a secondary phone. Something sturdy and reliable specially those with many SECRETS.. lol. And in rural areas of the developing countries.. Where NO INTERNET IS AVAILABLE ORNEVEN 3G.. This phone is much needed. I myself will get 1.

8. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Many companies are killing their 2G networks

7. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Introducing this device as collectors edition with limited quantities... It will sell like hot cakes, and if doesn't, I'll shave my eyebrows

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2806; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

So 10 years ago the world was not real? Only a true NOOB talks like that! Nostalgia is needed sometimes but people like yourself does not understand how the world works!

13. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

It's my opinion. Your free to disagree, but in a peaceful way. Go back to school and relearn how to behave.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

Still, he has a point. When this phone was first released, it was in the "real world", and it served a purpose. Re-releasing it will still serve that same purpose. It's a reliable, dependable phone with outstanding battery life that performs the basics of being a mobile very well. There are still places in the world that need such a phone, for various reasons. If it's not for you, that's fine. But don't knock it down because it's not for you. Others will surely and enjoy it, and some actually need a phone just like this.

16. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

No, he doesn't. He didn't even understand my comment clearly and came straight to insult me just because my statement doesn't fit his agenda. I have nothing against Nokia. Like, I mean I was a fan of Nokia when I was in my 10s when my dad first used a Nokia brand N95. it was amazing and I played games with it and it was quite a real beast. I have to admit that Nokia was the best despite of the dominance of the local products from Samsung, LG, Pantech etc. However, after its surrender to Microsoft, I totally lost faith in it. Now it announces its comeback, and some people, mostly the loyal fans are excited, but I don't feel the same way. Everything has changed, its soul was gone, it's just a NAME stamped on fake product which isn't what people used to love. Yeah, it's like your fiance is dead, and someone trying to be her again tell you she loves you as much as your fiance does.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, he does. I think it's you that doesn't understand what he's saying. I'm not backing his insults, and I already elaborated on what he meant with my previous comment. If you actually took the time out and researched HMD, you'd see that Nokia's "soul" isn't gone. HMD is a Finnish company run by former Nokia employees. Nokia itself still exists, and sits on the board of HMD and oversees and ensures product quality. http://www.hmdglobal.comhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMD_Global Take some time out and research a company thoroughly before making a comment about them. And let's be honest here, if someone made a comment referring to Samsung as "nonsense", you'd have a fit. You can't knock the guy for responding the same way you would respond.

25. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I already knew Nokia situation before you told me to research about it. Like I said Nokia today isn't what it is that people expect it to be. Its core value like, patents, factories and facilities which made Nokia the king have been under Microsoft control. Not to mention some key people also left Nokia for their own sake. So what is Nokia today? Just because it makes up of some people from Nokia, can it be a real Nokia? I don't think so. HMD a Finnish company, but it still doesn't have tech to make a real hardware for Nokia, it just outsources the product to China factory. Theré's no Nokia blood in it. To be precise, Nokia has only its name, and what it can do now is only licensing its brand name to 3rd parties manufacturers. Love it or hate it, at least you have to agree with me on that, and that's why I don't call it Nokia anymore.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

If you already knew it, then how could you logically say that this isn't the same Nokia? Nokia still has control of its patents, and it has Foxconn building its phones. Microsoft shut down most Nokia factories/facilities, so that's a non-factor. Most key Nokia people are working for HMD, the company that's putting out new Nokia products. Just because you refuse to accept the fact that HMD is the Nokia we all know and love, doesn't mean that are not. And that factory in China builds most of the smartphones for most OEM's, and I believe that's where the problem lies with you. It's because of the fact that Nokia handsets are built in China (even though they are designed by HMD/Nokia), you feel that this isn't the true Nokia. Your prejudices against other Asian nationalities other than Korean is well known here, and it is clouding your judgement. This conversation is over. I can't have a logical conversation with someone that suffers from something as illogical as racism.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

19. SIGPRO

Posts: 2806; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Name Nokia stamped on a fake product! You just revealed that you clearly do not know what you are talking about! Do some research!

17. SIGPRO

Posts: 2806; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You need to know how the real world works......calling it nonsense shows that you are the one who needs to go back to school! If something does not suits you doesn't mean it should not suit the whole world! I am pretty sure this phone will sell like hot cakes!

32. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

We're living in a real world Damn, and all this time I thought I belonged at the matrix.

35. JC557

Posts: 1913; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

To be honest I would love to see a return of that Nokia phone from the first Matrix... Just with an updated display. Maybe make it a smartphone if possible.

3. xeroxchap

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

i would love to have one... hopefully there will be no camera included!

4. notfair

Posts: 659; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

removable battery or this is not the return of the king~!!

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who care?

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

You do. It's why you commented.

23. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

"It" only care itself as a keyboard kiddo.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. He is a keyboard kiddo. 100% agree.

9. Bondurant

Posts: 743; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The 6600 needs a come back with proper full screen. And the Ngage as well with next gen gaming spec.

15. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Nokia 808 pureview with android and sd835 needs a come back.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'll pick one up as a reliable, secondary phone.

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