The Nokia 3310 gets updated with 4G LTE

Marlene Weaver
February 1, 2018

It's expected to showcase the Nokia 3310 4G next month at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, and announce availability and pricing details. It will be available in China and supports TD-LTE, the possibility of an global version is up in the air. There is no information on price or global availability, but the phone is listed online.

Finnish smartphone maker Nokia made quite a splash at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) past year with its announcement of a number of interesting smartphones.

We obviously can't be certain this will go worldwide at MWC 2018 in late February, but the unlikely revival of the hugely successful 2000 "dumb phone" began with a surprisingly entertaining announcement at the previous MWC trade show.

The Nokia 3310 comes in two new colours: Fresh Blue and Deep Black. The local iteration runs on YunOS, a forked version of Android made by the folks at Alibaba.

Both, the Nokia 3310 4G and the JioPhone comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display running at 320×240 pixels.

The phone also comes with a MP3 player.

Now only being offered in China for a February release, the 4G LTE-enabled Nokia 3310 is an unusual version of the re-imagined classic phone as it runs YunOS. Barring that, Nokia 3310 4G variant in China comes pre-loaded with popular apps for music, books and audiobooks. Compared to last year's model, the Nokia 3310 4G is slightly taller and thicker. The rear facing camera gets an LED flash. The smartphone packs in 512MB of internal storage, offering an expansion facility through a microSD card slot (compatible with up to 64GB microSD cards).

Unfortunately, those features come at a serious cost to battery life, which drops from an estimated 15 hours of talk time for 2G calls to just five hours on LTE.

Reports suggest it may also support WhatsApp. Moreover, the Nokia 3310 4G features VoLTE HD (voice over LTE) and allows users to turn it into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot and share their internet connection with other devices.

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