Nokia’s 2017 starts with the 3310 and three forgettable Android smartphones


Perhaps one of the most anticipated events at the Mobile World Congress 2017 is Nokia’s. Yes, Nokia, the company that once ruled the mobile phone market. Well, they’re back and they brought with them a whole bunch of nostalgia.

Kicking the press event off, Nokia briefly lamented about their time at the top of the mobile phone world. They also talked about how they’ve been working hard on the human aspect of technology with devices like the Ozo VR camera, a smart weighing scale and a smartwatch. But that was all to butter us up. What most were there for were the phones, so let’s start with the one you’ve all been waiting for.

Nokia 3310

Yep, this is the throwback device. It’s Nokia’s reimagination of what is probably the most meme’d phone in the history of phone memes. And you will soon be able to buy one. But first, let’s take a look a the specs.

For starters, you get a 2.4-inch QVGA display that’s full colour. The handset will run on Nokia’s Series 30+ software and will feature awesome features like calls, texts and 3×3 grid menus. There’s also a physical keypad. And a D-pad. And a headphone jack. And a plastic body with removable back. It’s got a processor, though the product guy was very honest in telling me that he didn’t know what it was. It also only supports 2G connectivity for calls and text.

Oh, who am I kidding? Who cares about the specs for the 3310. It’s the 3310 and it comes with Snake! Plus, it’s got a 1-month standby time and 22-hour long talktime battery life. You’ve probably already decided if you want one or not. It will retail for EUR49 (around RM229) and will be available in 4 colours and will go on sale in Q2 of 2017.