In September 2000, Nokia’s most popular phone as at then, Nokia 3310 was launched. It was a time when iPhone and Nokia ruled as popular handsets that let you play simple games like Snake.
The Nokia 3310 — a beloved phone model that’s been out of date for a decade — has been relaunched as a new, colorful, pared-down phone for sale by HMD Global.
The new phone, which costs just more than $50, debuted at an expo in Barcelona. It’s a “feature phone,” the industry term for a device that doesn’t have the capabilities of a smartphone. But it’s definitely been upgraded since the early 2000s; this model has a camera, a color screen, and a mp3 player.
Nokia 3310 may not come with the ability to load apps, but it comes with the basics of what you might need in a basic phone today: voice and text messaging, internet browsing (by way of an Opera Mini browser); music listening (51 hours of MP3s); a camera for taking snaps; two SIM slots; and the classic game Snake.
- System: Dual band 900/1800 MHz
- Software platform: Nokia Series 30+
- Dimensions: 115.6*51.0*12.8mm
- Weight: 79.6 g (including battery)
- Display: 2.4’’ QVGA (240*320)
- two Micro SIM slots
- Curved window with polarised layer for better readability in sunlight
- Connectivity: micro USB, 3.5mm AV connector,
Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM
- Camera: 2Mpxl camera with LED flash
- MicroSD card support up to 32 GB
- LED torchlight
As for battery life, HMD Global boasts that the phone will last for up to a month on standby. But the company says if you’re using it to talk, you’ll get about 22 hours — which is hardly unprecedented, even for smartphones.
But there’s one trait from the original phone that’s definitely still available: Snake.
Each phone comes loaded with the classic game, now in color.
Photo Credits – Tom Warren / The Verge