The iconic 3310 by Nokia is being relaunched in Singapore with an additional 3G data connection, confirmed HMD Global Oy on September 28.
HMD Global is a Finnish company that is affiliated with Nokia. Operating since December 2016, the company develops and markets smartphones and feature phones under the "Nokia" brand name.
They said in a news release that the 3310 will be available in Singapore from authorised outlets from October 2017.
Singapore had stopped the use of 2G network in April 2017, which is why the relaunch of the 2.5G phone in February was yet to unveil its availability in country - a spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia
The Nokia 3310, popular for its battery life and muscular build, was released in the year 2000 as a substitute for 3210 model.
The new phone has additional features like up to six hours of talk time and 27 days of standby time. However, the uniqueness of the phone lies in its looks. Customers will have four different colours to choose from. According to reports, the device will be available in azure blue, yellow, warm red and charcoal. Moreover, the most loved "snake" game will still be available, with a friendly user interface which allows the users to change icon position and its
Moreover, the most loved "snake" game will still be available, with a friendly user interface which allows the users to change icon position and its colours. The new free Snake game is designed to be played with groups of friends making it even more enjoyable.
HMD Global chief product officer Juho Sarvikas said that the company's reimagining of the classic phone Nokia 3310 has been a "global and cultural phenomenon".
A company spokesman told Channel NewsAsia that the cost of the phone will be "below S$100" and more details will be released closer to the date of the launch.
Nokia was the world's top producer in the vicinity of 1998 and 2011, however, was surpassed by South Korean opponent Samsung after the former willfully neglected the emergence of smartphones.