Nokia introduces 3310 with 3G connectivity

Posted September 28, 2017

HMD launched the affordable flagship Nokia 8 in India priced very competitively at Rs 36,999.

While that may be fine in some parts of the globe, there are many markets which no longer support anything below 3G.

As the name implies, this is the Nokia 3310 with 3G capabilities.

The Nokia 3310 3G retains the candy bar form factor and features the alpha numeric keypad. The consumers will get 128GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and 6GB of RAM.

Connectivity options apart from 3G support include a micro USB port (USB 2.0), 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth 2.1, which can be used to connect with wireless speakers and other phones.

The HMD Global has launched the 3G variant of the classic handset Nokia 3310 in the Australian market today.

The users can also enjoy the classic Snake game with new animations. The handset is available in both single and dual SIM models.

There is a great news in store for Nokia fans who were reluctant to buy the Nokia 3310 due to the glacial speed of 2.5 G networks. It is backed by a 1200mAh non-removable battery which offers up to 6.5 hours of talktime and standby time of up to 24 days.

This "beautiful" phone can now actually make and receive voice calls around the world, though unfortunately, we don't know exactly where it might become available soon. It will retail at a worldwide normal cost of Euro 69 (generally Rs. 5,320) with take off from mid-October; however it isn't yet certain which markets it would go to first. "HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, introduces the Nokia 3310 3G Nokia 3310 3G".

However, instead of launching a 3G enabled device, the company could have gone with the 4G capable smartphone, which would have made a huge impact in the developing countries like India and China.

When Nokia announced the 3310 smartphone, there was some dismay that it was only available with 2G connectivity, something flawless for the vast majority of the world where 2G networks will still be in place until 2020 and beyond, but useless for Australia.