Nokia 3310 to go on sale in India on 18 May for Rs 3310

HMD Global estimates that Nokia 3310 will provide a standby time of up to 25.6 days and a talk time of up to 22.1 hours.

HMD Global has announced the official launch date of the much awaited Nokia 3310. According to the company, Nokia 3310 will go on sale across India starting 18 May, 2017 in leading mobile stores. The phone will be available in four colours in two types of finishes. You can go for a Warm Red or Yellow in a gloss finish and a Dark Blue or Grey in a matte finish.

The device will go on sale for the price of Rs 3310. And yes, that's the official price.

Nokia 3310 will support the 900 and 1,800 MHz bands and will come in a dual-SIM variant (via microSIM) alongside a single SIM one. The device will run Nokia Series 30+ software and will sport a 2.4-inch curved display with a colour QVGA display panel sporting an effective resolution of 240x320. 3310 will also come with a 2 MP camera module on the back along with a LED Flash.

Nokia 3310 to go on sale in India on 18 May for Rs 3310

Nokia 3310: Old vs New

HMD Global has added a microUSB port, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth v3.0 with Slam, a micoSD card with support up to 32 GB capacity as connectivity options for the 3310. Nokia Slam is a file transfer mechanism that uses NFC and Bluetooth to transfer files.

One thing that you must have noticed by now is that the Nokia 3310 is not competing with any smartphone in terms of specifications. It seems like a well-built feature phone that seems to leverage Nokia nostalgia to drive interest.

Being a feature phone, battery life is expectedly amazing. HMD Global, the company that operates Nokia's mobile division now, estimates that the Nokia 3310 will provide a standby time of up to 25.6 days, a talk time of up to 22.1 hours, MP3 playback time of up to 51 hours and FM radio playback of up to 39 hours.

Ajey Mehta, the VP for HMD Global said, “Talk all day on a single charge, send texts, take pictures and enjoy a pocket jukebox with a built-in FM Radio and MP3 player. Our reinvention of this classic design is sure to make you smile. It’s got everything you remember, but with a modern twist. So whether you’re after a feature phone that offers amazing battery life in a head-turning design or a companion phone, the Nokia 3310 won’t let you down.”