New new Nokia 3310: now with 3G and heftier price tag

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There is no information on the specific markets that will be getting the Nokia 3310 3G.

Earlier this year, HMD Global re-introduced the upgraded Nokia 3310 in a bunch of vibrant colors, however, there was one drawback. According to a statement from company, a Nokia 3310 3G version has been launched and will be available from October 16 via Optus and Vodafone mobile carriers in Australia. The new version is called Nokia 3310 3G and as the name suggests, it comes with support for 3G connectivity.

While Nokia relaunched the Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress, it was not likely in its original configuration to launch here in Australia due to its 2G configuration. The budget-friendly smartphone is said to go official alongside one more Nokia-branded device, which we thought it would be the Nokia 7 or Nokia 9. The first country to get the phone will be Australia, but the plan is to slowly roll out its availability worldwide.

However, the feature-phone was only capable of running on a 2G network.

HMD Global, parent company of Nokia, launched its new variant of Nokia 3310 with 3G connectivity.

The Nokia 3310 3G is priced at Euro 69, which is Rs 5,300 approximately. It'll retail for for €69 ($80.95/AU$$89.95).

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Elsewhere the 3G phone offers a 2 MP rear camera with LED flash, 64 MB of storage (expandable up to 32 GB via microSD), FM radio and a built-in MP3 player, with Bluetooth 2.1 for connecting to powered speakers. The phone has up to 6.5 hours of talk time and up to 27 days of standby time.

Nokia 3310 3G will sport a 2.4-inch QVGAcolour screen, 1200mAh removable battery and 64MB storage capacity. Nonetheless, the phone is measured at 117×52.4×13.3mm, and it weighs around 88 grams for dual-SIM variants.

At the MWC 2017 event held in Barcelona, Nokia announced all-new Nokia 3310 feature phone alongside the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 Android smartphones.

Dubbed Nokia 3310 3G, the updated handset will be available in four colours - Yellow, Warm Red, Azure and Charcoal. All these variants come with a matte finish and sports silver keypads.

Everything more or less remain same, however, there is improvement in the 3G version.

The new 3310 3G is also larger than the handset it replaces, which itself was only announced in February this year.

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