Nokia unveils its new 3310

The phone has impressive battery life and a low price tag...

Nokia unveils its new 3310

The new versions of the Nokia 3310 which has been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Picture by Martin Landi PA Wire/PA Images

Nokia unveiled its brand new 3310 at the Mobile World Congress on Sunday, as the best-selling phone of 2000 returned with impressive battery life, a camera and a low price tag.

Boasting a bigger screen then its famous predecessor, the new device will cost just €49. It offers 22 hours of talk time and as much as one month of standby time. The device also has a two megapixel camera and 16MB of memory.

The slimmer device will be available in four colours – red, yellow, black and grey – from the second quarter of 2017. And yes, you can also play Snake on it.

Nokia also unveiled two new Android devices at the conference.

The Nokia 3, with a 5” display and 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), will retail at an average global retail price of €139, while the Nokia 5, with a  5.2” IPS HD display and Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, will go for €189.

Meanwhile, the Nokia 6, with a 5.5" full HD screen, gets its global release, priced at €229.

 

The old 3310 model

Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer of HMD Global (Nokia's exclusive brand licensee for phones and tablets), said:

“Nokia phones stir real emotions; people know them for their beautiful design and craftsmanship, together with a built-to-last quality that you can rely on. Our new portfolio combines these classic Nokia hallmarks with a best-in-class Android performance and a new level of craftsmanship.

"For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand. Fundamentally, it is about making sure that right across our portfolio we are delivering this pure Nokia experience.”

Nokia sold its failing handset business to Microsoft for $7 billion in 2014. Finnish firm HMD Global, a group of former Nokia employees backed by Chinese electronics company Foxconn, purchased it from Microsoft for a mere $350 million last year.

Nokia chief executive Rajeev Suri said:

"The love for the brand is immense. It gets a lot of affection from millions and millions of people."