HMD Global is expected to unveil four Nokia smartphones at a launch event on February 26, including the much-anticipated Nokia 6 and a refresh of the Nokia 3310. Several reports have suggested a series of updates for the Nokia 3310, but a new rumor now claims that the device will remain true to its feature phone origins, according to Android Headlines.
Nokia 3310: what to expect?
Details regarding the refresh of one of the world’s most iconic mobile phones first surfaced just a week ago. Since then, Nokia fans have been curious about HMD Global’s actual plans with regards to the device. Some reports have claimed that the device will retain its classic design but will get smarter.
However, the same source, which previously confirmed that the device will debut at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, now claims that the Nokia 3310 will remain a feature phone with few updated features. It reportedly won’t run Android and will be marketed as a feature phone. The device will reportedly have a slightly different and more up-to-date exterior design and a thinner profile and resized keyboard.
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The new Nokia 3310 is expected to adopt a slightly larger, colored panel compared to the monochrome display on the original version. The original model weighed around 133 grams, while the refreshed version is said to have a chassis wrapping the components, making it lighter.
The Nokia 3310 reboot will reportedly be priced at EUR 59. According to MobileToday, HMD Global may partner with Carphone Warehouse to release it in the U.K.
There is no word on the battery, but it is also expected to get a refresh, as technology has improved a lot since the original model was introduced in 2000. The device is expected to be available in a variety of color options, such as yellow, blue, green, red and black, notes Android Headlines.
An iconic handset for sure
The 3310 was one of Nokia’s most popular candy bar phones. Along with the impressive design, the features it packed impressed most users, like a calculator and a reminders feature. Over the device’s lifetime, the company sold more than 125 million of them. It’s an impressive figure even now. Now fans will be hoping that HMD’s reboot does justice to this iconic handset.
Apart from the Nokia 6 and Nokia 3310, other two phones expected to debut are the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. At the launch event, HMD may also inform fans about the global availability details of the Nokia 6. HMD will live-stream the event on YouTube and Facebook.