Nokia has re-released its classic 3310 model 17 years after it was first launched.
The iconic handset was a massive hit with users back in 2000 and now the mobile phone giant is relaunching it with a month-long battery, 22 hours of talk-time, and even its popular game, snake.
The 3310, with a slick new look that pays homage to its original design, was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.
The phone was originaly launched 17 years ago in 2000 and sold over 120 millions units worldwide, making it one of the world’s best-selling mobile phones according to Mirror.
While the handset looks similar to its predecessor, Nokia has brought its new model up to date and instead of the original display, a monochrome 84 x 84, it has a colour screen.
However, it has limited internet capabilities, relying on 2.5G connectivity, with users browsing at speeds slower than if they were using 3G.
It also has a single camera which has just two megapixels.
It’s not yet known exactly when HMD plans to starts selling the device, but it said that it will be available in the second quarter of 2017.
Here are 5 things to know about the new Nokia 3310.
1. The modern and colourful version of the famous ‘snake’ game is a major highlight of the new phone.
2. The phone has a full colour screen, a departure from the LCD panel on its predecessor.
3. It comes in four colours: a glossy red and yellow, and matte dark blue and gray.
4. It has a 2MP camera and allows web browsing, relying on 2.5G connectivity.
5. The device’s battery offers up to 22 hours of talk time and has up to a month’s standby time. The battery is rechargeable through a micro-USB port.
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