Yea i’m sure we’ve all heard about the new Nokia 3310 that would be in the market soon. Funny but it would interest you to know that due to the hype around HMD Global’s Nokia 3310, some people have put in efforts to clone the feature phone even before it reaches the hands of consumers. Some people are just ……..lol
The phone which was announced at the Mobile World Congress in February and scheduled to go on sale in select markets this month.
Althought the phone hasn’t got to the market but it has been reported that multiple retailers in Malaysia are selling counterfeit Nokia 3310 handsets. It also seem that there have been two batches of the cloned units in the market and they all look like the new Nokia 3310.
The following would help you differentiate the original from the fake Nokia 3310;
*The first batch does not carry the company logo
*The second batch which is more refined than the first does carry the logo above the display.
*The clones have smaller screens compared to the original one
*The clones don’t run on Nokia’s series 30UI that powers HMD’s Nokia 3310
ĹThe new Nokia 3310 has a 1200mAh battery, which offers 22 hours of talktime and a standby time of 30days. It is powered by S30+ OS, it doesn’t have WiFi or 4G support and yes it has the iconic snake game on it.
The phone also has a 2MP rear camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a microSD card support with 16GB internal memory.
The phone is likely to make its debut on the market in mid-May in India according to multiple European retailers and rumoured to be sold at about Rs. 3,899.
Nokia Corporation is a Finnish Multinational ICT company, founded in 1865. In 2014, Nokia employed 61,656 people across 120 countries, did business in more than 150 countries and reported annual revenues of around €12.73 billion.
Its mobile phone business was eventually bought by Microsoft in an overall deal totaling $7.17 billion. Stephen Elop, Nokia’s former CEO, and several other executives joined the new Microsoft mobile subsidiary of Microsoft as part of the deal, which was completed on 25 April 2014. After the sale of its mobile phone business, Nokia began to focus more extensively on its telecommunications infrastructure business, its foray in virtual reality, and the acquisitions of French telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent in 2016, whilst the Nokia name will return to the mobile phone market through HMD Global.