Nokia 3310 3G announced with Snake; release pegged for mid-October

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Another big change is the change in operating system from the Nokia Series 30+ to one called Feature OS which, according to HMD Global, "has been improved to deliver an enhanced, customisable experience".

The Nokia 3310, as pointed out in our review, has several features that elevate it above its 17-year-old predecessor.

The new Nokia 3310 3G variant will reach out to more countries as it now comes with a support of 3G connectivity.

Australia is the first market in the world that will receive the Nokia 3310 3G version.

There is no confirmation of whether or not it will be launched stateside, but like we said the choice to make the phone 3G compatible could indicate that it could work in the U.S. should you choose to import it.

The phone will be available via Optus and Vodafone mobile carriers. This meant that with some countries already in the process of switching off their 2G networks - including the USA - the usable life of the device might be short.

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For a very long time, ardent fans of brand Nokia were asking for a 3G version of their favorite smartphone.

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". It'll retail for for €69 ($80.95/AU$$89.95). Priced at Rs. 3,491, the phone packed 16MB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. This battery is claimed to render up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 24 days of standby time, up to 35 hours of FM radio playback and up to 40 hours of MP3 playback time.

Now there is a new Nokia 3310 3G on offer with two new color variants.

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones on Thursday (28 September) introduced the new 3G variant of Nokia 3310.

In February you asked for it. And yes, the new handset will still include the insanely popular Snake game. The handset is available in both single and dual SIM models. The new Nokia 3310 only works on 2G networks.

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