The reboot of the iconic Nokia 3310 is expected to retain some classic elements, but will also have a few modern twists thrown in for good measure.
While little is known about the specs and features of the modern variant of the comeback phone, tipster Evan Blass - who goes by the Twitter handle @evleaks - has shed some light on the matter.
What Does The Leak Detail?
Blass took to Twitter to reveal that the new Nokia 3310, which is poised for a Feb. 25 debut, could boast swappable faceplates. Those expecting fancy specs may feel a tad let down as Blass has shared that the Nokia 3310 reboot will take the classic route and deploy Series 30+ user interface (UI).
Few more Nokia 3310 deets:
-runs Series 30+ w color scrn
-multiple colors, faceplates poss. swappable
- think: mashup of old 3310 & new 150.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 24, 2017
The assertion that the Nokia 3310 will deploy a Series 30+ UI may disappoint some as this indicates that the device will be a feature phone.
However, on the bright side, unlike the original Nokia 3310 - which had a monochrome screen - the comeback iteration will tout a color screen.
Concept videos have reimagined the upcoming Nokia handset and bear testimony to how eagerly awaited the device is. However, according to the latest leak, the new Nokia 3310 will be a mix of the classic model and the Nokia 150.
If Nokia takes the swappable faceplate route as suggested by Blass, then it could be looking to bring back a trend that was quite the craze 17 years ago. The Nokia 3310 is also expected to come in multiple hues per older rumors.
Nokia 3310: Expected Specs, Price And Release
The new Nokia 3310 is rumored to be deploying an 84 x 84 colored display, per older rumors as well. The feature phone will be robust like its older iteration and is expected to have a good battery life. The display may not be that sharp so that the battery does not get drained.
The Nokia 3310 is expected to mark the return of the much-loved game Snake. Playing it in color would undoubtedly be a lot more fun!
The comeback phone is expected to be lighter and sleeker than the original model and is expected to be made available in green, yellow and red.
Reports have suggested that the new Nokia 3310 will debut on Feb. 25 at HMD Global and Nokia's MWC press event. The device is expected to go on sale soon after. The new Nokia 3310 will reportedly go on sale for €59, which is approximately $63. In the UK, the handset will reportedly be a Carphone Warehouse exclusive.
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