You can now buy the new Nokia 3310

The return of this retro device was welcomed by fans around the world. Now, this version has been launched in the United Kingdom.

The device, which first came out in 2000 and was discontinued five years later, was known for its long battery life, indestructible nature and popular Snake game, with 126 million units produced. Everybody who lived during this period knows how 3310 was the phone of their generation, so Nokia decided it should make a comeback.

The updated version has a battery that lasts a month on standby mode - defined as the amount of time a fully-charged phone can be left on waiting for a call or text message - compared to around 11 days in the original.

Therefore, they devised the modern 3310, which is already available in the UK.

And yes, you can play Snake on it, too. The retailer is selling the handset on pay as you go for £39 when bought with £10 credit, although it only had stock of the boring blue-coloured model.

The other features of the phone are also more advanced than we would have thought back then. The new version keeps the same design cues as the original, but has been updated with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot.

It comes with a limited internet capability, namely 2.5G, but you can still surf on a mini Opera browser.

The phone was released yesterday in the UK.

  • Arturo Norris