Nokia re-launched the Nokia 3310 nearly 17 years after its debut, as the company set to return to its glory days.
This is the same reliable old classic Nokia phone which people say is the toughest object in the universe.
Nokia phones manufacturer, HMD Global, said in a statement, that the new Nokia 3310 was a classic handset which came in warm red, yellow, dark blue and grey colours.
â€œWe are delighted to bring the Nokia 3310 phone to our consumers in Nigeria. Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognizable phone brands in our country for decades,â€™â€™ said Joseph Umunakwe, HMD manager for West, East and Central Africa. According to him, Nokiaâ€™s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and the company will always put them first in producing phones. He said that the company had worked hard with its teams around the world to bring together world-class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners.
Here is the spec and price of the reformed Nokia 3310 phone which arrived at the local market in Nigeria.
1. The new Nokia 3310 has a 2.4-inch screen with color display. It has a polarize layer on the top of the glass to make the screen more legible under the direct sunlight.
2. There is a 2-megapixel camera with flash on the rear.
3. It has 22 hours of battery life, which is almost 10X more than what the original Nokia 3310 offered and a month standby battery life.
4. The new Nokia 3310 uses 2G connection.
5. The phone has 16GB internal storage. You can also add a microSD card of up to 32GB.
6. FM radio and MP3 player is inside there in the phone. And so is the headphone jack. No iPhone this, phone.
7. The phone charges via a microUSB port.
8. The phone with Snake preloaded, but now in colour.
9. Same old Nokia ringtones are inside the phone.
10. The phone will be available in four colours. Red and Yellow have shiny finish. The Blue and Gray have matte finish.
11. The user interface is the same old, simple-to-use Nokia software, though it has been tweaked a little.
The launch price is â‚¬49 ($51,75; Â£41.51) which is around N16,000 to N18,000 in Nigeria market.
Analysts, however, say that the Nokia 3310 is a backup phone that was not created or thought through to replace a smartphone and neither was it for a consumer who is a heavy data user.