HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, unveiled a reimagined version of one of the most loved feature phones of all time – the Nokia 3310.
Like the original, the modern reborn classic is thin (115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm), light as well as incredibly durable. What will set it apart from today’s smartphones, besides its Nokia Series 30+ operating system, is its incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by time. In terms of other specifications, the feature phone boasts just 16 MB of storage but luckily, users can expand on this via a MicroSD card slot that support cards of up to 32 GB in size. The 3310 sports a 2.4″ (320 x 240) curved display that features a polarized layer for better readability in sunlight, 2MP camera with LED flash, and FM radio as well as MP3 player for music on the go.
No local release details is available yet, but HMD Global’s release did state that the Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global price of 49 Euros which is around R670.
Android trio in toe at MWC
Along with the Nokia 3310, HMD Global also unveiled three new Android-powered smartphones in the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017.
The Nokia 6 packs a bright full-HD sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass display with wide colour reproduction, immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and dual speakers, as well as a fingerprint sensor. This smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor and runs a clean and clutter-free Android Nougat that Nokia says will get “regular updates”. Furthermore, the phone sports a 16 MP camera on the back, 8 MP on the front, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of mass storage that is expandable via MicroSD memory card slot with support up to 128 GB cards in size.
Like the Nokia 6, the Nokia 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor that has been designed for excellent battery life and improved graphics, runs Android Nougat, and features a fingerprint sensor. In addition, this smartphone boasts NFC for easy sharing of your content, a seamless metal body that fits perfectly in your hand, as well as a bright fully-laminated and polarized 5.2″ sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass HD display. Users will have access to 16 GB of storage that is expandable via a MicroSD memory card slot with support for cards up to 128 GB in size. This smartphone will be available as both single SIM and dual SIM variants.
The Nokia 3 features an 8 MP camera with autofocus both on the back and the front and like the other two smartphones runs on Android Nougat. It boasts a polycarbonate body and polarized, sculpted 5″ Corning Gorilla Glass display, along with 16 GB of storage that is expandable to up to 128 GB via a MicroSD memory card slot.
No release details is available yet. HMD Global did state that the recommended global retail pricing for the Nokia 6 is around R3128, for the Nokia 5 is about R2582, and for the Nokia 3 is approximately R1899.