This is what the new and improved Nokia 3310 will look like

The iconic Nokia 3310 feature phone which is priced at Rs 3,500 has been revised and re-launched with a lot of upgrades.

An updated version of the 3310 - first launched in 2000 - complete with the classic mobile game Snake and a month-long standby battery life is to go on sale later this year, new manufacturer HMD Global confirmed.

Launched in 2000, Nokia's original 3310 sold almost 120 million units worldwide before it was discontinued in 2005, making it one of the world's best-selling mobile phones. Shipping in the Spring, the Nokia 5 will cost 189 euros.

At the same event, HMD announced a range of Nokia-branded Android smartphones.

"Our new Android Nokia smartphone portfolio, together with the return of the iconic Nokia 3310, is a real statement of our ambition and commitment to honouring the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience".

The new Nokia 3310 is sleeker comes in different bright colours.

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

"Nokia today is mostly a business-to-business company, with revenues mostly coming from networks business", he said, adding that the company now has a number of customer-facing products such as watches, cameras, smartphones and digital including Virtual Reality (VR), among others. That means a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a fingerprint scanner, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, microSD expansion, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, microUSB connectivity, Dolby Atmos audio, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It also packs an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and comes with 84-degress field of view lens.

The mobile device once considered the most resistant and reliable in the history was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will run on Google's (GOOGL.O) Android platform. HMD had acquired a 10-year licence to use Nokia's brand name in May 2016. The Nokia 5 comes with a 2 GB RAM capacity and 16 GB of internal storage.

  • Carolyn Briggs