More reports of the Nokia 3310 surface, along with other phones
Mobile World Congress is just around the corner and we can’t wait to see HMD Global release their Nokia branded phones. With the event getting closer, we are slowly getting a clearer picture of what their device lineup will look like. VentureBeat has provided an insight of the devices that will be released soon, and it may include the legendary Nokia 3310.
Nokia 3310 was released in 2000. It was one of the best selling phones ever. Back then, phones were used to call and text. Plus, there it also worked as a personal organizer with a calendar, reminders and memo. Nokia 3310 was cheap, durable and it just worked. Nokia wen’t with the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” formula and released a a Nokia 3315. Pretty much all feature phones from the brand shared the same DNA before it was purchased and killed off by Microsoft.
Nokia 3310 is now tipped to be re-released by HMD Global, a company founded by ex-Nokia employees who just wants to keep Nokia phones alive.The 3310 is maybe their way of honoring the past, and also letting the world know what Nokia phones are really about.
Besides the 3310, there are a few other smartphones releases that will take place during MWC. These are as follows:
- The Nokia 6, a 5.5-inch 1080p device with a Snapdragon 430 SoC and 4GB of RAM. This is already out in China where it retails for CNY1,699, and VentureBeat has a European price of €249 ($263).
- The Nokia 5, which will drop to a 5.2-inch, 720p display, Snapdragon 430 SoC, and 2GB of RAM for €199 ($210).
- The Nokia 3, an even lower-end device, which will supposedly retail for €149 ($158).
The releases do not include the Nokia 8 that is the company’s alleged flagship device. Also, at the moment, from the price listings, it also seems like HMD is targeting the European market right now. Plans for North America and Asia are not known at this moment.