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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.