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Nokia 3310 with 4G VoLTE, Linux-based YunOS launched: Specs, features

Nokia 3310 4G is exclusive to China only, says HMD Global.

tech Updated: Jan 31, 2018 14:11 IST
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Nokia 3310 4G is expected to be officially launched in MWC 2018
Nokia 3310 4G is expected to be officially launched in MWC 2018(Nokia)

HMD Global on Tuesday introduced a new variant of its Nokia 3310 redux feature phone.

Launched in China, the new variant of Nokia 3310 now comes with 4G VoLTE support. The phone runs on YunOS, which is a Linux based OS developed by Alibaba Cloud.

“Currently the Nokia 3310 4G is exclusive to the China mainland region only. There are no further launch plans to announce at this time for other markets,” the company said in a statement.

Nokia 3310 4G comes in two colour options of ‘Fresh Blue’ and ‘Dark Black’. This is the third variant of Nokia 3310 launched by HMD Global. The first model with 2G connectivity was launched at MWC 2017, with the 3G model released last October.

The latest Nokia 3310 comes with 4G VoLTE support and also WLAN hotspot. With this you can use Nokia 33310 as a portable hotspot device.

With MWC 2018 approaching, it is expected that HMD Global will globally launch the device at the event. Pricing and availability details of Nokia 3310 are also expected to be revealed at the event. Another change with Nokia 3310 is the operating system which is YunOS.

Developed in 2011 by Alibaba, YunOS is now the third most popular mobile OS after Android and iOS. YunOS is based on Linux, and focuses on making the device operate on cloud services.

Nokia 3310 4G specifications

Nokia 3310 4G features a 2.4-inch VGA display (240p) display with an alphanumeric keypad. The phone comes with 512MB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. Nokia 3310 4G is fueled by a 1,200mAh battery which is claimed to offer 15 hours of talktime.

For photography, Nokia 3310 4G offers a 2-megapixel camera with LED flash at the rear end. In addition to 4G support, the phone comes with connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, and 3.5mm audio jack. There’s also an in-built MP3 player on the phone.

(This story has been updated with the company’s statement.)

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 16:44 IST

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