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January 31, 2018.

Nokia 3310 4G

Nokia 3310 4G.

Nokia 3310 4G. © HMD Global.

At the beginning of last year, HMD Global, the Chinese manufacturer that exploits the Nokia brand, brought back the Finnish brand’s iconic model - the 3310, a sturdy, no frills and cheap phone which sold 126 million units during its heyday. After it came out with the 2G and 3G models, HDM Global released a LTE “4G” model. The exterior design is identical, but the LTE model does away with the Java-based operating system (Series 30+), opting for the YunOS, an Android fork developed by Alibaba. The phone supports VoLTE HD calls and can also be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot. It’s got 512 MB of storage (up to 64 GB with a micro SD card) and the 2.4-inch screen has a resolution of 240x320 pixels. For now, the phone will be only available in China, in partnership with the China Mobile provider. The price hasn’t been announced; but to compare, the 3G is sold in the U.S. for $60 USD (at Best Buy).

Circuit Breaker, “There’s now an LTE version of the Nokia 3310.”

 

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