The Nokia 3310 is Back

Arguably Nokia’s most iconic phone, the Nokia 3310 was released in 2000. Now 17 years later the cellphone company is releasing the new version.

Despite the general direction of technology, the new Nokia 3310 is a feature phone, not a smartphone.

So there is no touchscreen and the phone runs on the Nokia Series 30+ software.

The phone can handle calls and SMS messages, with basic browsing and online connectivity. Other features on the phone include an FM radio, MP3 player, headphone jack, a camera and a colour screen.

Users of the new Nokia 3310 will also have the option to add a Micro SD memory card of up to 32GB The device will support Facebook Messenger and will have Bluetooth capabilities.

The new Nokia 3310 has a bigger 2.4 inch full colour display and has a body made of plastic. The device comes in three colours, namely: red and yellow in a glossy finish, as well as blue and grey in a matte finish- quite like the original model.

One if the areas in which smartphones struggle to live up to expectations is the battery life- something which the Nokia 3310 managed to get just right.

One of the most impressive features of the new Nokia 3310 is its impressive battery life. Users of the device get up to 22 hours talk time and a month of standby time.

The company tasked with reviving the Nokia brand, HMD, has also ensured that the phone includes an updated version of popular game Snake.

The device charges using a standard microUSB cable and also features a 2MP rear camera, with an LED flash.

Fans of the Nokia 3310 will be happy to know that the phone will be quite affordable. South Africans will be able to buy the phone for under R1000.

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