By now, you’ve probably heard that a beloved tech icon of the early noughties is poised to make a hit comeback. With the announcement sending the internet into a frenzy earlier this month, recent rumours are now hinting that the famed artefact will be hitting our shelves sooner rather than later.
That’s right, the Nokia 3310 is returning with a vengeance, boasting a modern, updated design while maintaining its firm grip on those nostalgic vibes championed by Gen-Ys all over.
Naturally, the news has triggered plenty of queries. As such, we’ve done the research and scoped out the details to help answer all those questions that are dancing on the tips of your tongues.
What will the remodelled phone look like?
While the company behind the original Nokia 3310, HDM, is understandably keeping its audiences in suspense in the lead-up to the relaunch, the revised phone will purportedly run the latest Android operating system. This means we can likely expect the following elements:
- Split-screen apps
- Powerful battery life
- Granular security settings
- New range of emoji
- 6MP rear camera
- All-metal unibody design
- 3-inch display protected by Gorilla Glass 5
- Dual-functioning home button and fingerprint sensor
Will it still be as durable as the original?
Arguably, the most popular aspect of the Nokia 3310 was its hard-wearing, tough-as-nails durability. In this regard, it was considered a godsend for the adventurers, the labourers, the festival-goers and the slippery-fingered of society. While we can’t confirm that the new release will maintain this signature ruggedness, it’s pretty clear that this is a major selling point of the product and therefore one that HDM is more than likely to capitalise on. If so, the relaunch of the Nokia 3310 could potentially put an end to the immeasurable sessions spent mourning over smashed iPhone screens for good.
How much will it cost?
Fans, get ready to rejoice: Nokia’s modern take on a classic is set to come in at a very economical cost. Reports state the phone’s starting price is expected to sit at €59, which converts to around just 81 AUD – a substantially cheaper price tag compared with the latest smartphone models. However, with this in mind, the phone is supposedly designed to be more of a complementary handset to your current iPhone or Samsung – i.e. it will become the kind of phone you use as a backup in circumstances where you don’t want to risk damaging your main form of telecommunication.
What will it be called?
The refreshed version of the Nokia 3310 will be christened the savvy title “Nokia P1”.
When can we get our hands on it?
While no specific date has been locked in as of yet, sources say that HMD plans to unveil the new-and-improved phone at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which will run from 27 February to 2 March. The company is believed to be relaunching the Nokia 3310 in addition to a series of Android smartphones: the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6. We’ll be waiting with bated breath.