The iconic Nokia 3310 will be back in the Singapore market at just a meagre price of SGD99, announced HMD Global today.
The refreshed classic will be sold in Singapore from October 14 onwards in two of the four colours manufactured - charcoal and warm red - with a matte finish and silver keypads.
The handset will be available at M1, StarHub, 3Mobile, selected A-Mobile outlets, Challenger, Courts, Gain City, Handphoneshop, Harvey Norman, Mustafa and Sprint Cass, the company added.
The new Nokia 3310 retains some of its original characterstics, including the popular Snake game, an ergonomical design and more spacing between the buttons. It also has a 2mp camera with LED flash, up to six hours of talk time and up to 27 days of standby time with a single SIM card.
Nokia’s original 3310 was very popular amidst the people as record 120 million units were sold worldwide. It was originally launched in the year 2000 and finally winded up in 2005 making it one of the world’s best-selling mobile phones.
In fact, Nokia and cellphones were synonymous right from their inception and it was the top mobile maker in the world from 1998 to 2011, before finally being dethroned by South Korean rival Samsung after failing to respond to the rapid rise of smartphones.
Now, Nokia has become a leading telecom equipment maker as it sold its entire handset business to Microsoft Corp in 2014.
However, last year HMD Global bought Microsoft Mobile's handset business and the right to use the Nokia brand. Under the agreement, Nokia will receive royalty payments from HMD for sales of every Nokia-branded mobile phone or tablet.