Nokia Resurrects Iconic 3310 Feature Phone, Unveils 3 New Android Smartphones
Article by George Norman
On 27 Feb 2017
I knew that the Nokia brand is coming back to the smartphone market and that HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to the Nokia brand, plans to release new mobile devices powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system.

What I did not expect was for HMD Global to resurrect the most memed phone ever – the iconic Nokia 3310, the sturdy phone that sold more than 126 million units until it was discontinued in 2005.

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At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Spain, HMD Global announced that it will release a redesigned version of the iconic Nokia 3310 as well as three Android-powered smartphones: the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6.

"Nokia phones stir real emotions; people know them for their beautiful design and craftsmanship, together with a built-to-last quality that you can rely on," said Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global. "Our new portfolio combines these classic Nokia hallmarks with a best-in-class Android performance and a new level of craftsmanship. For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand. Fundamentally, it is about making sure that right across our portfolio we are delivering this pure Nokia experience."


Nokia 3310 – Main Features & Specs
  • Model – available as a single SIM and as dual SIM model.
  • Operating system – Nokia Series 30+ software.
  • Display & dimensions – 2.4-inch VGA display; 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm.
  • Camera – 2MP rear camera with LED flash.
  • Storage – 16MB internal memory, support for microSD cards up to 32GB.
  • Media – FM radio, MP3 player, 3.5mm AV connector, Snake game.
  • Connectivity – micro USB (USB 2.0), Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM.
  • Battery – removable 1200mAH battery that offers up to 22.1 hours of talk time and up to 31 days of standby time.
  • Colors – Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte).


The new Nokia 3310 isn’t an exact copy of the old Nokia 3310. It’s thinner and lighter, has a larger screen, and it has a different button scheme. But the iconic silhouette of the original Nokia 3310 is still there. Consider this a redesigned version of the classic Nokia 3310, a version that’s better suited for 2017. Or as HMD Global put it, this is "the iconic Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design."



The estimated retail price for the new Nokia 3310 is €49 (or about $52).

Learn more about the new Nokia 3310 single SIM and dual SIM model.


Nokia 3 – Main Features & Specs
  • Body – beautifully crafted and sculpted polycarbonate body with carefully finished details and a solid-feeling aluminum frame.
  • Operating system – Android 7.0 Nougat.
  • Display & dimensions – 5-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 HD resolution, 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass; 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm.
  • Processor – MTK 6737 quad-core 1.3Ghz CPU.
  • RAM – 2GB of RAM.
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 8MP front-facing camera.
  • Storage – 16GB internal storage, supports microSD cards up to 128GB.
  • Connectivity – micro USB (USB 2.0), USB OTG, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Sensors – accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC.
  • Battery – Integrated 2650mAh battery.
  • Colors – Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, Copper.


The Nokia 3 blends classic design with quality materials and a clutter-free Android Nougat that will keep getting regular updates. The 8MP autofocus cameras on the front and back will help you take awesome photos and thanks to Google Photos, your photos are safely stored in the cloud. This is a sleek, inexpensive phone that aims to cover all the essentials.



The estimated retail price for the Nokia 3 is €139 (or about $147).

Learn more about the Nokia 3.


Nokia 5 – Main Features & Specs
  • Body – seamless, minimalist unibody made from a single piece of precision-milled aluminum.
  • Operating system – Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
  • Display & dimensions – 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 HD resolution, 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass; 149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm.
  • Processor –Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU.
  • RAM – 2GB of RAM.
  • Camera – 13MP rear camera with dual tone flash, 8MP front-facing camera.
  • Storage – 16GB internal storage, support for microSD cards up to 128GB, Google Drive cloud storage.
  • Connectivity – micro USB (USB 2.0), USB OTG, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • Sensors – accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC.
  • Battery – integrated 3000mAh battery.
  • Colors – Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, Copper.


The Nokia 5 is littel bit better than the Nokia 3. It has a larger display, a more powerful processor, better rear camera, and a larger capacity battery. It also has something that the Nokia 3 doesn’t have: a fingerprint sensor.



The estimated retail price for the new Nokia 5 is €189 (or about $200).

Learn more about the Nokia 5.


Nokia 6 – Main Features & Specs
  • Body – precision-milled aluminum body with a striking clean look.
  • Operating system – Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
  • Display & dimensions – 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 full-HD resolution, sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass; 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU.
  • RAM – 3GB of RAM; 4GB for the Arte Black limited edition.
  • Camera – 16MP rear camera with dual tone flash, 8MP front-facing camera.
  • Storage – 32GB internal storage (64GB for the Arte Black limited edition), support for microSD cards up to 128GB, Google Drive cloud storage.
  • Connectivity – Micro USB (USB 2.0), USB OTG, Wi-Fi.
  • Sensors – Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, Hall sensor, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC.
  • Battery – Integrated 3000mAh battery
  • Colors – Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper.


The Nokia 6, which was initially exclusive to China, will be released worldwide. Alongside the regular Nokia 6, there will be an Arte Black limited edition that has a stunning black high gloss package, 4GB of RAM instead of 3GB, and 64GB internal storage instead of 32GB.



The estimated retail price for the new Nokia 6 is €229 (or about $242). The Arte Black limited edition is priced at €299 (or about $317).

Learn more about the Nokia 6.

"Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognizable phone brands globally for decades," said Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global. "In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has been overwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter. Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. Our efforts in bringing together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudly unveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul, delivering the very best experience to everyone."

The new Nokia 3310 and the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will be released sometime in the second quarter of 2017.



Tags: Nokia, HMD Global, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Google, Android, Nokia 3310, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6
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