HMD Global debuts two new Nokia Android devices and 3310 reboot

The announcement was made ahead of this year's Mobile World Congress tech show in Barcelona, and comes nearly 17 years after the mobile phone made its debut in 2000. Nokia is trying to establish itself markets where it was displaced. But don't expect a dazzling display, because the phone will still retain the incredible battery life of the original. These models are priced between 139 to 299 euros.

But that's all about to change, Nokia has confirmed.

The iconic Nokia 3310 is reportedly making a huge comeback to the phone market at the end of this month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017; with its price likely to be gargantuan.

Thankfully, the new Nokia 3310 still retains numerous features that made the original such a bestseller.

The phone also has a 1,200mAh battery, with a 22-hour talk time and 31 day standby time.

The phone comes in Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte) colours.

The price tag of the new Nokia 3310 is said to be €49, which is equivalent to just below $52. While the Nokia 5 is a 5.2-inch phone, the Nokia 3 comes with a 5-inch screen. Running the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system, it is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor with 2GB of RAM. The rebooted version is likely to create a nostalgic feeling among fans and experts opine that Nokia is likely to capture 5 percent share in the smartphone industry. The interface will be colorful, not monochromatic as in the case of the classic Nokia 3310. The device come with an updated version of the S30 software of the original mobile phone, with a user interface that is inspired by the old one.

"Our new portfolio combines these classic Nokia hallmarks with a best-in-class Android performance and a new level of craftsmanship".

Around the middle of February, we reported that the Nokia 3310 could be coming this year.

As one might expect with a Nokia phone, the handsets are made to withstand being used by even the clumsiest of smartphone consumers.

We'll have live coverage of the event. Will the new company live up to the Nokia legacy and will it deliver smartphones that are just a little bit special. You can check our live blog for news as it happens. The all-new Nokia 3310 is smaller than its predecessor, and it looks quite a bit different as well, a bit more modern.

The relaunched 3310 is odds-on at 1/2 to have a colour screen of some kind. It's also got the popular game snake.

  • Carolyn Briggs