The indestructible Nokia 3310 is making a comeback

HMD plans to launch a modern version of Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress

Tech Desk February 14, 2017
The phone is expected to cost as low as $60

Finnish manufacturer HMD is planning to re-launch Nokia’s iconic 3310 phone at Mobile World Congress later this month.

A latest report from Evan Blass, who’s considered an authority when it comes to smartphone-related leaks, has revealed that the Finish manufacturer is working on four new devices to be unveiled at the mega mobile event to be held in Barcelona.

HMD launches its first new Nokia phones

The devices include Nokia 6, which was earlier launched in China only, along with Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones. But what grabbed everyone’s attention is that the company also intends to re-launch Nokia 3310.

As per the report, we should expect to see a modern version of the 3310 which was primarily known for its plentiful battery life and nearly indestructible build. The phone is expected to cost as low as $60 which would be competitive enough to win over nostalgic former owners.

Nokia ready for smartphone comeback in 2017

HMD Global Oy bought manufacturing rights for the Nokia brand in May last year and has so far released its hig- end Nokia 6 smartphone in China only. The device features a full HD, 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 430 system-on-chip, 4GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel primary camera.

The smartphone manufacturer will finally be rolling out Nokia 6 to other markets along with the mid-ranged Nokia 3 and 5 at this year's MWC event.

If rumours are true, the Nokia 5 will retain the Snapdragon 430 system-on-chip with 5.2 inches display at 720p along with 2GB RAM and 12 megapixels camera. The device will cost around $210.

Nokia 3, the entry level Android, will initially be sold for around $160.

This article originally appeared on Venture Beat.

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