New Nokia 3310 Feature Phone with 3G Support Launched at Rs. 5350

New Nokia 3310 Feature Phone with 3G Support Launched at Rs. 5350

Like it's the mid-2000s all over again, a new version of the Nokia 3310 has just been announced - and it finally has 3G.

Earlier this year, 2017, Nokia 3310 got a new lease of life with its 2017 edition.

HMD Global's decision to provide a 3G variant of the Nokia 3310 (2017) may have been informed by the impending obsolescence of 2G networks around the world.

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But now - at a press launch in Australia - HMD has quietly rebooted the phone to come with 3G capabilities, just half a year after being shown off.

It is common knowledge that new Nokia handsets namely Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 will get Android 8.0 Oreo update. In the land down under, it will be available via two mobile carriers, namely Optus and Vodafone. That meant it couldn't be used in countries like the United States, which uses unsupported 2G bands, or countries where networks have consciously made a decision to switch off their 2G services.

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For a very long time, ardent fans of brand Nokia were asking for a 3G version of their favorite smartphone.

The V2.1 is Nokia 3310 is being marketed in the Australia for the price tag of 69 Euros or INR 5,300 only. The phone is fuelled by a removable 1200mAh Li-ion battery which claimed to provide 24 days of standby time under heavy usage. Say hello to the Nokia 3310 3G.

Nokia is relaunching the iconic 3310 model with a 3G data connection, HMD Global Oy confirmed on Thursday (Sep 28). Instead, it appears that the 3310 3G comes with a few pre-installed apps - Facebook and Twitter specifically - that allow you to use the phone for a limited number of internet-connected activities. The phone is available to purchase in 4 different colors including Yellow, Warm Red, Azure, and Charcoal.

The phone comes with a dual SIM version. The feature phone was literally useless in many countries where the telecom operators do not provide 2G support. The new variant is only being offered in Blue colour.

In February you asked for it.

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