The relaunched Nokia 3310 is set to go on sale really soon in the UK, but potential buyers will be disappointed to find out that it won’t be available on all of the UK’s major mobile networks. But Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed to be stocking.
The new 3310 is being marketed as a secondary phone for festivals and weekends when you want to unwind and dodge the burden of constant smartphone notifications. While the 3310 takes micro-SIM cards and most high-end smartphones use nano-SIMs, customers will be able to use the same card for both phones by investing in a cheap adaptor.
The original 3310 is one of the most iconic gadgets of all time, thanks to its design, durability, battery life, and Snake. The new version has a similar but more modern look, as well as a camera, a color screen, and even better battery life
However, it did reveal that the new Nokia 3310 would cost €49 when it goes on sale in Europe—around £41.
The device is expected to go on sale later this month, although Nokia has yet to confirm this, so fans could still be waiting until May 2017 to get their hands on the new phone.
It was revealed at the MWC technology showcase in February, where it stole the show from the likes of Samsung, LG, and Huawei, which all launched new flagship devices costing many times more than the 3310.
Nokia says it will be available for purchase in the second quarter of this year. In a recent poll by Express Newspapers, 80 percent of readers said they would ditch their smartphone in favour of the new Nokia 3310. Only 20 percent of the 1,500 people polled said they could not live without the “smart” functionality afforded by their smartphone.