Nokia 3310 hasn't made it to market yet, but it's already been cloned in Asia


What you see in the images attached to this article is not the new Nokia 3310 that HMD Global announced back in February at Mobile World Congress. That's because someone thought it would wise to take advantage of the hype around HMD's Nokia-branded feature phone and clone it ahead of its market release.

Apparently, multiple retailers in Malaysia are now selling fake Nokia 3310 units. The first batch of units didn't actually carry Nokia's logo, but they looked very much like the new Nokia 3310. Even though the official Nokia retailer in the country, Avaxx threaten to take up a class action against them, things only got worse.



The second wave of Nokia 3310 clones are more refined and even have the logo of the Finnish company above the display. Although the phones don't run Nokia's Series 30 UI and sport smaller panels, they strongly resemble the original Nokia 3310 feature phone.

As many European retailers confirmed, the Nokia 3310 is expected to make its debut on the market in mid-May. The feature phone is likely to be available in other regions around the same time.

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7 Comments

1. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Honestly, how is it even selling?

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It sells just like how any other vintage product does.

3. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

it is selling 20-30 USD for the fake 3310 in my region.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Imitation is the best form of flattery.

5. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I can't read Chinese but I take it the one on the left is the fake while the one on the right is real because it has the Snake game.

6. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

The buttons on the left looks cheap too.

7. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

I think they use keyboard from original 3310

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