HMD Global is really milking the nostalgia of the veteran Nokia 3310. Last year, the company announced a remix 3310 (2017), then followed it up with the Nokia 3310 3G, and now the Nokia 3310 4G is on the way. The Nokia 3310 certainly lives on.
Of course, the 4G model looks like its other two predecessors. It has a 2.4-inch display that has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. At a glance, you’d probably be unable to tell the difference between the 4G model and its predecessors. The difference is in the taste….sorry; the difference is in the internals. Mostly.
As the name implies, Nokia 3310 4G supports 4G LTE networks, but that isn’t the only difference. It also has Wi-Fi, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. In addition, it will run YunOS, an Android-based operating system from China’s Alibaba.
Those are significant upgrades. The battery capacity hasn’t improved though.
Of course, one is sceptical of a 1200mAh battery in a 4G mobile phone. Many 4G mifis have batteries around the same capacity, but then they do not get used for telephone calls and SMS. Plus, they have smaller displays than what the 3310 4G has.
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