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Classic Nokia 3310 to be released on 24 May

The classic Nokia 3310, based on one of the Finnish company’s iconic feature phones from the early 2000s, is to be released on 24 May – but will cost £50 in the UK. 

The device has been designed and produced by HMD Global, the company that Nokia outsourced mobile and smartphone design and production to, the device will be available from both Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone. 

Perhaps surprisingly for a stripped down mobile phone, the Nokia 3310 has generated a lot of pre-launch interest. 

Retailer Carphone Warehouse has claimed that the reworked Nokia 3310 has seen “ten times more pre-registration interest than any other flagship devices out of MWC in the retailer’s history”. 

And, while online electronics retailer Clove has already started taking pre-orders for the handset at £59.99, HMD has said it will be available for £49.99. 

HMD Global unveiled the new Nokia 3310 to much unnecessary fanfare at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

And, while it doesn’t look identical to the popular handset of old on which it is based, the company is promising 22-hours of talk time (and up to a month on standby), the game Snake and, the Nokia ringtone that everyone of a certain age will be familiar with

The new Nokia 3310 is running the firm’s Series 30+ software, and sports a colour 2.4in QVGA display, a 2MP camera and has been given a modern upgrade with a built-in microSD slot and microUSB charging port. There’s no WiFi and no GPS, but it does support 2.5G connectivity.

It will be available to pick up in glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models.

A special edition Vladimir Putin model is also available in Russia for the bargain price of £1,300, if that’s more your kind of thing. 

Related: Nokia 3310 (2017) hands-on review  (on The Inquirer)

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