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New new Nokia 3310: now with 3G and heftier price tag

The new Nokia 3310 made headlines around the world earlier this year, after HMD Global revived the handset for a new generation.

It was far from perfect though, being a bog-standard feature phone with a high price tag (R749, €49). In other words, you were paying for the name alone.

Now, HMD has delivered an upgraded model, packing 3G connectivity for internet browsing. The new phone also has new colours and a user interface that can be customised with various colours.

The move to 3G does mean that battery life takes a hit, in the form of 6.5 hours of talk time and “up to” 27 days of standby time. By comparison, the previous model topped out at 22-hour talk time and up to a month-long standby time.

Otherwise, expect 64MB of expandable storage, a 2MP camera, headphone jack, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 1200mAh battery.

The Nokia 3310 3G will have a €69 price tag — so you’re paying €20 more for 3G and a few different colours.

We’ve asked HMD Global’s local representatives about a South African release and will update the article when we receive a response.

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More