If you know anything about mobile phones, you will definitely know about the godly Nokia 3310.
The original badass of the mobile phone world which defies all logic is set to make a return at the end of the month at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The source of all these rumours? It’s none other than famed smartphone leaker Evan Blass of @evleaks.
The Nokia 3310 Comeback
In an article on Venture Beat, he revealed that the Finnish company who currently owns the rights to the Nokia brand name, HMD Global, plans to reveal 4 new phones at the event in Spain.
First is the currently China exclusive Nokia 6 which is expected to make an international release, and it will be accompanied by the Nokia 5, a mid ranger, and Nokia 3, their entry level series.
That’s all fine and dandy but the real star of the show is actually a blast from the past – the Nokia 3310.
This new 3310 is expected to cost €59, and looks set to tug at the heartstrings of mobile phone enthusiasts.
If you didn’t know, the original Nokia 3310 made headlines for all the right reasons – a battery that almost never dies, and a build that’s often been describe as indestructible.
Given that the price is in Euros, the target market is definitely the European market, but given the cost of the phone, it won’t be long before HMD ramps up the volume for a global release.
Nostalgia is a big and profitable game to play, and HMD knows it. Just look at Nintendo and its NES Classic Edition.