Either the rumors are true or you just slipped a long way back in time, because live on a stage in Barcelona, Nokia just announced the 3310, again. This time around, it’s a $50 handset that looks a lot thinner and lighter than the original. There’s a 2.4-inch all-color screen (!!!), a microSD slot, and a full two megapixel camera.
It comes in four colors: yellow, red, grey and dark blue. There’s precious little to do on the phone, because unlike the other new handsets Nokia just announced, it only runs Nokia’s new Series 30+ software, rather than Anddroid. That means that there is a Snake game, but nothing else really to do. You can call, send basic picture messages, and that’s about it.
On the plus side, it also means much better battery life. Nokia is claiming 25 days with a 22 hour talk time, which is a lot better than you’d see from any iPhone.
Nokia’s new owner HMD has said that the phone will be available to buy sometime in Q2 this year, which each handset costing around $50.