HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use Nokia’s brand on mobile phones, has launched a reinvention of the 3310 in South Africa this week.
The colourful feature phone was originally unveiled at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona in February.
The iconic cellphone of the early 2000s was known for its durability and long battery life. HMD claims this reinvention will last for 22 hours of talk time and for months on standby. New to the 3310 is a colour screen, camera and microSD card slot.
Here’s a video review.
Fans will be happy to know the company has kept Snake, a game synonymous with the old phone, on the new device.
The device comes in four colours: the original dark blue which will sell for R749 from most retailers, and matte grey, yellow and red which will be available through MTN for R699.
Nokia 3310 vs Nokia 3310 (2017): Battery life
Everyone remembers the 3310 having a fantastic battery life, outlasting modern smartphones by a factor that doesn’t even bear thinking about. Of course, when you’re only powering an 84 x 84-pixel monochrome screen and not worrying about Wi-Fi signal hunting or background processes, the battery will last forever.