Nokia 3310 re-launch: First details of new version of world's most-loved phone leaked

The handset will be revealed this Sunday

Aatif Sulleyman
Friday 24 February 2017 11:08 GMT
Technology may have come on a little since the 3310's heyday, but it still has a huge fanbase
Technology may have come on a little since the 3310's heyday, but it still has a huge fanbase

News of a potential re-launch for the iconic Nokia 3310 took the world by storm earlier this month, and the likelihood of a resurrection is growing stronger by the day.

Fresh leaks have shed more light on the capabilities of the heavily tipped 2017 version of the handset, which is expected to go on sale for €59 (£50).

According to Chinese site Vtech, the new Nokia 3310 will feature a colour screen, rather than the monochrome 84 x 84 display of old.

Iconic Nokia 3310 set to make comeback

It won’t be particularly sharp, in order to avoid sapping battery life, but the splash of colour should make old favourite Snake a little more compelling to play.

It won’t run Android, unlike the other handsets that HMD Global, which owns the rights to the Nokia brand, plans to unveil at MWC 2017 this weekend, and will be marketed as a feature phone.

The new 3310 is also expected to be available in a range of new colours, including red, green and yellow, and will be slimmer and lighter than the original.

There’s a cult around the Nokia 3310, which was much-loved for a multitude of reasons.

It was well-designed, boasted terrific battery life and was incredibly hard-wearing, with fans hailing it as ‘indestructible’.

Consumers will be hoping that the revamped handset doesn't stray too far from its roots.

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