Nokia reintroduced the Nokia 3310, launched in 2000, playing along relaunched retro items such as the Nintendo Classic, and the revival of “Full House” and “The Magic Schoolbus.”
Even if critics suggest that focusing on a revived old phone could harm the company, the hype is at large for Nokia, who brought back its most iconic phone, known on the internet for being partially indestructible. It will cost around $50 and its battery time measures up to its ancestor, with 22 hours of talk time and a month’s worth of standby time. Of course, it comes with “Snake.”
Before the iPhone, there was the Nokia 3310
The original Nokia 3310 sold 120 million units worldwide, becoming one of the world’s best-selling mobile devices, mainly due to its durability, battery life, and iconic design.
One of the selling points of this model is its potential as a “detox” phone for special circumstances, making it harder for other people to get ahold of us while we are on vacation or in other hard-to-reach places where we still need a handheld device.
HMD, the company behind the 3310’s revival, launched the Nokia 6 in China earlier this year. Shortly, 1.3 million people registered for obtaining the product. Curiously, most of them were 30 years old or younger, making it likely that they have not owned a Nokia ever before.
It will arrive in Yellow, Grey, Warm Red, and Dark Blue. It has a very simplistic web browser and even the original Nokia ringtone. Its camera will boast a modest 2MP, and photos will be showcased in its 2.4-inch 240×320 screen, which is amazingly small compared to today’s smartphones. The resolution was even presented as “five lines.”
There is no release date for the 3310, but HMD reports it may be in Q2 2017.
Not only the 3310, but the new Nokia phones are getting some attention after they embraced Android as their native operative system. With sturdy and elegant designs, the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 may be just what the company needs to regain its position in the cellphone market.
The Nokia 6 lies on the higher end of the new phones, featuring a 5.5-inch display, 3GB RAM, 32GB of disk storage, a 16MP camera, a fingerprint sensor, and the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It will cost around $245 when it first hits retailers.
These phones will also feature a “clean” version of Android, with minimal applications by the manufacturer, limiting itself to security updates. The Nokia 3, 5, and 6 are not confirmed to have Snake installed.
Apparently, HMD’s plan is to launch mobile devices for all price ranges with users in mind. This is why the latest 4 Nokia phones have landed so well with critics, as they cover a wide range of prices these being $50, $150, $200, and $245.