Nokia has announced a new version of its most popular phone Nokia 3310 on Thursday, from which people can actually make a call. The phone will go on market in mid of October for AU$89, which converts £50 and $69.
The company didn’t declared yet, if or when the improved 3310 will hit the UK and US, since the availability over the world is expected to be revealed shortly. The phone will be in standby mode for upto 27 days with availing a customized user interface and a new update.
Since, the last year, Nokia has been working regaining its top position in the mobile phone market. For that, it released various budget Android phones such as, Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in August, before the release of Nokia 8. The phone was launched earlier this month with fine equipment including the shining Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, dual cameras with the price AU$900.
However, Nokia 3310 will support 3G connectivity, which gives a future-proof that phone will phase out the 2G at later point. Also the connectivity that are bumping up with trade-offs as it promises now have talk time of just 6.5 hours, as compared to over 22 hours with the 2.5G version.
Juho Sarvikas, a chief product officer of HMD Global stated that, “Our reimagining of the Nokia 3310 has been a global and cultural phenomenon. In a world dominated by smartphones, the mix of nostalgia and a beautiful phone that just keeps going has captured people’s imagination. Our fans around the world have been asking for this iconic phone to support 3G. Fans asked, we listened, and today welcome the Nokia 3310 3G.”