The classic 3310 is back
HANDSET maker Nokia is back after a long absence with four budget friendly phones, including the iconic Nokia 3310.
First launched 17 years ago, the original 3310 was one of Nokia’s best selling phones.
The refreshed 3310 is not just a blast from the past. Priced at RM239, it has 2G Internet connectivity, which allows for basic web surfing with an Opera browser.
It sports the classic, familiar looking frame and has a 2.4in colour screen and dual-SIM support.
According to Nokia, the phone offers up to 22 hours of talktime on a single charge. Users will also be able to enjoy the classic Snake game, along with the company’s classic ringtones.
It runs on a proprietary operating system which looks similar to the old Symbian OS that was used on the old Nokia phones.
Available in four colours – Warm Red, Yellow (glossy finish), Dark Blue and Grey (matte finish) – the 3310 can be pre-ordered on 11street from now until June 12.
Nokia also launched three Android smartphones – the Nokia 3, 5 and 6, all priced below RM1,000.
Nokia 3, the entry-level model, sports a 5in HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) IPS display with an aluminium frame and polycarbonate back.
It is powered by a MediaTek 6737 1.3GHz quad-core processor and has 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and 8-megapixel cameras on the front and back.
Priced at RM599, Nokia 3 will be available in four colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper Silver.
The Nokia 5 has a premium unibody aluminium design along with a larger 5.2in HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) display.
It has an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and 3,000mAh battery.
The Nokia 5 will come in four colours – Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black and Copper. The Nokia 5 will be priced at RM799.
The most premium device of the three is the Nokia 6, which has a 5.5in full-HD display.
It sports a unibody aluminium design with diamond-cut edges which can be found in many premium smartphones that are two to three times its price.
It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and 3,000mAh battery. The rear camera is 16 megapixels while the front is 8 megapixels.
The Nokia 6 will be priced at RM999 and will be available in four colours – Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver and Copper. A premium Arte Black variant will be introduced at a later date.
All three models offer the pure vanilla Android 7.0 (Nougat) experience. The company promised monthly security updates and up to two years of software support.
Nokia 3 will be available in retail stores nationwide from mid-June while the Nokia 5 and 6 will go on sale at the end of the month.
The Nokia phones will be made and sold by HMD Global, the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets.
Models posing with the Nokia 5 (left), 3310 (second from left), and Nokia 6. — IBRAHIM MOHTAR/The Star