Nokia 3310 to take on JioPhone with its 4G VoLTE variant?


HMD has joined hands in collaboration with China Mobile to make Nokia 3310 4G available in the country.

There's no official word yet on the pricing and availability of the phone in China and other global markets including India.

HMD has quietly pushed out a 4G model of the Nokia 3310 giving the budget retro remake access to speedy mobile broadband.

Nevertheless, we can expect the announcement of the remaining details at the company's event which will happen at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

The Nokia 3310 4G comes in two colour variants - Fresh Blue and Deep Black. The handset is running on YunOS, Alibaba Group's OS based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP). It has a 2.4-inch QVGA colour display having a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The phone also comes with a preloaded MP3 player. The feature is not available in Nokia 3310 4G and is also missing from numerous budget smartphones available in the market.

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Anyway, the Nokia 3310 4G is a single SIM phone with VoLTE support. The China launch was first by Nokia Power User.

On the rear side of the phone, there will be a 2 MP camera accompanied by a LED flash. Last year, HMD unveiled a slew of phones at MWC, including the Nokia 3310. In addition to LTE and VoLTE support, this bad boy has Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities going for it, as well as 256MB RAM and 512MB internal storage space.

The older versions of the 3310 ran on Java-based Feature OS but the 4G variant will run on YunOS. There is also a microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB of expandable storage. The phone is backed by a 1200mAh battery, and as per the website, the phone delivers up to five hours of talk time on the 4G network and 15 hours of talk time on the 2G network.

The Nokia 3310 4G also comes with basic connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0., Micro USB port, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n and even FM radio. While JioPhone does not support third-party apps, the Bharat 1 comes with WhatsApp out of the box.