Nokia 3310: Can it fight back in the smartphone era?
With 2nd quarter of the year approaching, that being the time when the Nokia 3310 is going to be released in the market, many people are looking forward to buying the phone.
But will it be able to make its place in the era of smartphones?
The phone that has been memed countless amount of times and is known for refusing to die is back. After 17 years and perhaps 17 milllion memes later HMD Global has decided to revive the phone once again. But can it get its position in the market like it got at that time? €49(almost 4200 taka) for a phone which has only 2G connectivity and not even half the features of an android phone in this price range is surely something different in this era.
The phone packs a 1200 mAh battery which promises 22 hours talk time and standby time up to 31 days and it is one of the reasons you can buy this phone. It has got 16 MB internal memory and micro SD card up to 32 GB can be used in it. These features may actually interest a lot of people who are looking for a phone which is just a phone. As a second set, with its low maintenance, the phone may attract some people.
The phone will be available in four colors which are Red, Yellow, Dark blue and Grey. It features a 2MP back camera with LED flash.
One may buy the phone for nostalgia but is it worth the money? Even when Nokia was under Microsoft corporation, it sold feature phones for much cheaper price with the specs matching with Nokia 3310 and sometimes even better. But HMD has chosen a very safe path of hitting the right spot with the model no. and keeping some of its traditional features like snake and the its ringtone.
It sold about 126 million units during its time but let’s see what it does now.