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February 15th, 2017 by


When people are asked what their favourite phone is, out of all they’ve ever owned, many will say the Nokia 3310.

When it originally debuted 17 years ago in 2000, the 3310 was the phone to have. Not only did it look great, but it was also indestructible, never needed software updates, and it had arguably the best mobile game of all time, Snake.

According to a report by VentureBeat, HMD Global Oy, the Finnish company which has exclusive rights to sell phones under the Nokia name, is planning to unveil four Nokia handsets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The company is said to be unveiling the Nokia 6, which is currently only available in China, as well as the Nokia 5, the Nokia 3, and a 2017 edition of the Nokia 3310.

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Features Of The Four Nokia Phones

Here’s what we know about these handsets so far:

Nokia 6

  • Android 7.0
  • 5.5-inch Full HD display
  • Snapdragon 430 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16MP rear-facing camera

Nokia 5 

  • Android 7.0
  • 5.2-inch HD (720p) display
  • Snapdragon 430 SoC
  • 2GB RAM
  • 12MP rear-facing camera

Nokia 3

  • Android 7.0
  • 5.2-inch display
  • Snapdragon 425 SoC
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP rear-facing camera

Nokia 3310

At this stage, nothing is known about the 2017 version of the Nokia 3310, other than that it’s expected to retail for €59 (approximately R817 dependent on the exchange rate). And, that it’s expected to be a “dumb” phone, meaning that it will only be able to place and receive calls and text messages.

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Would you get a 2017 Nokia 3310?

Let us know below!

  • Francois Engelbrecht

    Many will say…… Ag hou op stront praat! Just because someone say something it does not mean its true. And if you start of with according to and many say then you are almost always talking BS because you are not even willing to stake your own name or reputation on the following BS information.

    It was a crap phone but probably more (entry lvl phone) affordable to the masses (difference between popular and aaaaaargh… that’s all I can afford, but I sooo want a cellphone)

    The exclusivity is more likely due to Nokia’s demise against other manufacturers and less distributors interested in their product. Venturebeat is dusting of old (really old) tech and want to sell this as new. Huge margins since Nokia needs the sales and will most likely structure very aggressive deals.