Nokia 3310 in a 3G variant listed on a Swedish website; HMD Global does not confirm

A retailer in Sweden is accepting pre-order of the Nokia 3310 where the listing shows a 2G as well as a 3G variant.

Nokia hit the right nostalgia notes when it announced a revamped version of the 3310 feature phone along with its new range of Android smartphones at MWC (Mobile World Congress) earlier this year. The handset was touted to offer a long lasting battery and also loaded with the ever popular phone game 'Snake'.

However, there was one issue with the handset, it only supported 2G networks.

The smartphone era has ushered in high-speed mobile data and slowly 2G networks are getting phased out in certain countries. But according to a recently spotted listing, the upcoming Nokia 3310 might arrive in a 3G flavour.

A website of a Swedish retailer has listed the 3310 in 2G and 3G versions and is currently accepting pre-orders for both. The pricing of the variants differ as the 2G version has retailing at 699 Swedish Krona (Rs 5,100 approx) while the 3G version has a price of 899 Swedish Krona (Rs 6,600 approx).

HMD on the other hand doesn't acknowledge the existence of a 3G version of the Nokia 3310 and said that the 3310 remains a 2G phone. The retailer is still accepting pre-orders despite HMD's official statement.

So is there actually a 3G variant of the 3310? We will have to wait as the listing suggests the handset will be available in May.