The iconic Nokia phone of the early 2000’s has made a comeback and will even include the much loved Snake game.
The return of the 3310 after 17 years since its debut in 2000 was announced ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress tech show in Barcelona.
The phone will be sold under a Finnish start-up company called HMD Global since Nokia no longer makes phones.
“We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand,” said Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Global.
“Fundamentally, it is about making sure that right across our portfolio we are delivering this pure Nokia experience.”
The new version of the 3310 is colourful much like its predecessor, and is categorized as a “feature phone” rather than a smartphone. It allows web browsing due to its S30+ operating system as well as small range of apps.
The new phone will feature a colour screen as well as a two-megapixel camera. The older version had a macro chrome screen.
An updated version of Snake will also come preinstalled on the phone.
The new 3310 also comes with a strong battery life: 22 hours of talk-time and a month-long standby.
By 2005, the 3310 was the world’s bestselling phone, having sold 126 million units.
The Finnish firm will also be releasing a Nokia 6 Android smartphone worldwide.According to Sarvikas, the company’s new releases are a “democratisation of technology”.
“We believe that everyone deserves access to the premium quality and attention to detail that is usually reserved only for flagship devices,” he said.
“With our new range of Nokia smartphones, we aim to democratise technology and bring this experience to everyone.”