What year is this?! Actually, it’s 2017 but you might be forgiven for thinking that we’ve travelled back in time. The Nokia 3310 might be heading back onto the market, if recent rumours are to be believed. Evan Blass, the fellow behind @evleaks, claims that the Nokia 3310 will be making an appearance at MWC 2017. Of a sort.
It won’t, of course, be taking the exact same form of the early-2000’s feature phone. That would be silly (although we suspect that just such a release would do a solid trade in ironic purchases). Instead, the newly-reborn Nokia’s hardware partner, HMD Global, will be bringing a modern take on everyone’s favourite indestructible handset to the Barcelona cellphone convention.
Aside from the price (about 60 Euro, or R830), little else is known about the 3310 reissue. More is known about other Nokia handsets said to be making themselves known at MWC 2017. The Nokia 3 and 5, companions of the Nokia 6, will apparently be announced as well.
Both devices are apparently mid-rangers, with the Nokia 5 being a 5.2in, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 430-toting phone, while the Nokia 3 will have lower, as-yet unspecified, specs. No signs of a flagship in Nokia’s MWC 2017 announcement just yet. Bummer. We’ll know all the official specifics on 26 February.