You would probably not remember or have a tingle of excitement about the re-launch of the Nokia 3310 if you were born in the 2000’s.
The iconic handset, which was first introduced into the market at the turn of the millennium, is set to make a comeback according to Evan Blass – an American blogger who has made a reputation on phone related leaks.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 13, 2017
He revealed that Finish manufacturer HMD is planning to pitch the yet to be re-released Nokia 3310 as a reliable second phone to people who have a nostalgic feeling towards the device.
The phone was widely acclaimed for its durability and long battery life, making it a great appeal for people who have found it hard sustaining their current devices battery life.
Blass also revealed that HMD was going to unveil three other new devices at the Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona, later this month.
The devices include Nokia 6, which has already been launched in the Chinese market only, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3 smartphones.
The high-end Nokia 6 smartphone features a full HD, 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 430 system-on-chip, 4GB of RAM, and a 16-megapixel primary camera. Buyers would have to part away with about $260 for the device.
The mid-ranged Nokia 5 will have the Snapdragon 430 system-on-chip but with a 5.2-inch display at 720p along with 2GB RAM and a 12-megapixel camera. The device is rumored to cost around $210.
The lower-range Nokia 3 will have an entry level Android system and would be costing around $160.
Nokia 3310, which sold extremely well when it was first launched and is largely regarded as the beginning of the modern age of mobile phones, will be placed at $60.
The phone remains one of the most successful mobile phones of all time with over 126 million units sold worldwide.
HMD will be hoping the new incarnation will make half of the impact it made the first time around.