RETURN OF THE LEGEND : Nokia 3310 Back In New Model

In what may seem like a replay of an old movie, the old Nokia 3310 phone which rocked the mobile phones market in Nigeria has resurfaced.

In Nigeria, the phone was dominant after its debut in 2000 during the pre-smartphone days. And now the classic is back. It was stylishly rolled out at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday.

The brick-like device did little more than text friends and take phone calls. The relaunched 3310 gets a bit of a makeover, but the $50 feature phone is still dead simple.

The modern handset is lighter and more colorful, with options in red, yellow, blue and gray. It also features a color screen, 2-megapixel camera, microSD slot and the Opera Mini browser for basic web surfing.

The phone is equipped with a long lasting battery life different from battery-sucking smartphones.The Nokia 3310 features 22 hours of talk time and a full month on standby. And in a fun throwback feature, the new 3310 features a revamped version of the game Snake.

The Nokia 3310, which costs  $52, is not meant to compete with modern smartphones. The handset is designed to appeal to people who can’t afford modern smartphones. It could also be an attractive first phone for kids, a second phone to use while traveling, or a temporary “burner” phone.

The nostalgia of the 3310 grabbed a large share of the Nokia attention at Mobile World Congress. But HMD, which licenses the Nokia brand name and creates mobile devices, also unveiled three Android smartphones.

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