Smartphones might be all the rage, but feature phones deserve some love too. Nokia made one of the best feature phones of all time with the Nokia 3310. The first version could connect to a very limited number of bands, but the 3G version offered much better connectivity. Now, HMD is back with another version of the Nokia 3310, and this time it’s packing 4G. The photos of the device have just been released on the official TENAA pages. As you imagined there aren’t any big differences from the standard 3310 (2017). The biggest difference for now is the support for 4G networks, and this marks the new era of 4G feature phones.
The dimensions of the device stayed the same (117 x 52.4 x 13.35 mm) and so did the battery capacity. Similar to the original version, the Nokia 3310 4G is expected to sport a 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) colour display on TENAA, alongside a 2-megapixel rear camera sensor with an LED flash, 64GB onboard storage, and a removable 1200mAh battery. The phone would have dual-SIM support to let users two networks. Further, it is likely to have Bluetooth v2.1 and Micro-USB – just like the 2G and 3G Nokia 3310 models.The biggest change is YunOS which replaced Feature OS and s30+ that was present in 3G and 2G version, respectively.
This OS is being used on some full screen devices and it’s able to run some apps that are present on Android platform. Does this mean that 4G version of 3310 will be able to run Whatsapp? Really don’t know, but we will know more in the next 20 days for sure.
HMD Global is rumoured to host an event in China on January 19 to unveil the Nokia 9 as its new flagship – alongside the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 8 (2018). This is likely to be the same place where Finland’s company would launch the Nokia 3310 4G variant officially. Further, if not at the January event, the new Nokia phone could debut at MWC 2018.