Everyone's favourite phone and meme superstar, the Nokia 3310 is back for 2017.
At its press conference at Mobile World Congress, Nokia – now owned by HMD – announced three new budget Android phones accompanied by a choir singing the Nokia tune (yes, really). Then, after making as if to close the show, they did an Apple, and busted out "one more thing" – the new 3310 that's been rumoured for weeks.
To answer your burning questions about the 2017 Nokia 3310:
– Yes, it will have Snake
– Yes, it will have the Nokia ringtone
– Yes, it will last essentially forever: a month on standby.
Here's the official blurb:
Nokia 3310 – a modern classic reborn. Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date.
The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49.
Following the bargain pricing on Nokia's new aluminium Android smartphones – all under £200 – it won't surprise you to hear that this is a tiny plastic feature-phone is pretty inexpensive too. 49 Euro is about £41.
The new 3310 is bound to be nostalgia-lovers' first choice of backup/festival phone, and if you get re-addicted to Snake after playing it in the toilet queue at Glastonbury, Nokia is also making it available for Facebook Messenger. You're welcome.
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