We’re used to reading about exciting new technologies on a daily basis. Sometimes our nostalgia-loving hearts are treated to an exciting news from brands and devices long forgotten. Rumors of Nokia’s comeback have been around for some time. The latest suggest the iconic Nokia 3310 being relaunched at MWC 2017 in a few weeks. The 3310 has found internet fame in recent years thanks to its constant comparisons to today’s smartphones. It may not have had a LTE connection but it was virtually indestructible, had the best battery life and who needed Facebook to kill time when you had an addictive game like Snake?
The rumour comes from notable leaker Evan Blass, reported by VentureBeat. He claims that HMD Global – the Finnish company that has licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones – will be bringing it to MWC 2017 with a cost of just €59, (about Dh229). It also won’t be Nokia’s only product offering at MWC. He suggests launches of new Android phones along with the China-only Nokia 6. The new devices will be coined the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. Expect them to be mid-range smartphones running Android Nougat with a very reasonable price tag of €199 for the Nokia 5 and €149 for the Nokia 3.
The Nokia 5 will come with a 5.2-inch 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, 12MP camera and a Snapdragon 430 processor. Fewer details are known about the Nokia 3 but it’s safe to assume it will be a budget version of the Nokia 5. If you were expecting a big Nokia comeback, your disappointment is understood. The Nokia 3310’s relaunch may help satiate the disappointment, but do take it with a grain of salt. It could just be a marketing ploy at best. We’ll find out more as we cover MWC 2017 kicking off on February 27.