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

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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.

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


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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posted on 03 May 2017, 12:35 1

1. LyannaStark (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Apr 2017)


Honestly, how is it even selling?

posted on 03 May 2017, 12:48

2. trojan_horse (Posts: 4647; Member since: 06 May 2016)


It sells just like how any other vintage product does.

posted on 03 May 2017, 13:04

3. skyline88 (Posts: 604; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


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

posted on 03 May 2017, 13:35 2

4. Settings (Posts: 2308; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Imitation is the best form of flattery.

posted on 03 May 2017, 20:05

5. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 275; Member since: 23 Jan 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.

posted on 03 May 2017, 21:38

6. Spyro (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


The buttons on the left looks cheap too.

posted on 04 May 2017, 00:00

7. Ezio2710 (Posts: 529; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


I think they use keyboard from original 3310

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