HMD finally rolls out 3G variant of Nokia 3310


The classic Nokia 3310 is now set to come in a new avatar. It will go on sale starting October 16th in Australia and will be available through JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Telstra, and Vodafone. The Nokia 3310 3G now offers the same 27 hours of standby time.

Google has already revealed that by the end of this year, hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Nokia 3310 while being a Nokia classic also has the looks of the previous Nokia phones and is created to appeal to the loyal Nokia fans.

Nokia's retro-flavoured 3310 phone is finally coming to Australia in a 3G version that will actually work on our networks. Apparently, battery life of the phone is shorter than the 2G model. Well, the phones are now official in different colors which now supports 3G.

Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Globa, l said: "Our reimagining of the Nokia 3310 has been a global and cultural phenomenon".

The Nokia 3310 3G will retail for a global average price of €69 with roll out from mid-October. Built in storage has been boosted on the 3G model, from 16MB to 64MB but both devices support MicroSD cards, as stated above.

With 3G connectivity comes a range of new applications for the nostalgia-fueled 3310, including Facebook, Twitter and Skype - although there's still no front-facing camera for video calls via the latter. HMD Global has now launched a 3G variant of the Nokia 3310. Except it's the same phone that we saw earlier this year - but with the one key feature that it was missing.

Everything more or less remain same, however, there is improvement in the 3G version.

Besides the vibrant Yellow and Warm Red color options, the new Nokia 3310 3G will also become available in two new color options: Azure and Charcoal. The silver alphanumeric keypad remains constant.

Connectivity options are- 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, Micro-USB, dual-SIM, FM radio, and 3.5mm audio-jack.