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.
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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