Now that we’re done throwing money at our screens for this classic, the new Nokia 3310 finally has release dates for four more countries.
Fans now have a better idea when this meme of a phone will come to their shores. While originally launched back in February by HMD, Nokia’s been pretty quiet on its release. Here’s the list of countries and their respective release dates so far:
UK — May 24
Germany — May 26
Netherlands — June 5
Belgium — June 5
Just like old times
Fans of the original 3310 would remember it as the phone that could survive anything: dropped, kicked, flushed down the toilet, using it as a self-defense weapon, and cracking nuts. And while the newer version comes with some upgrades, it’s still the old Nokia that we all know and love.
With a 2.4-inch, 240 x 320-pixel display powered by the Nokia 30+ series operating system, the new Nokia 3310 is as close to the original as you can get without sacrificing all the essentials of a modern phone. It’s a good emergency or spare phone, built for reliability and battery life, but not quite for photos and storage — with a 2-megapixel rear camera and 16 megabytes (yes, you read that right) of internal storage, don’t expect to Instagram your day with this phone.
Thankfully, it comes with a microSD slot for up to 32 gigabytes of memory and 1200mAh battery, which is nowhere near the capacity of modern smartphones.
What year is it?
Nostalgia is hitting everyone with the NES Classic Edition, Power Rangers reboot, Final Fantasy VII remake, Blink 182’s album return, and a whole lot more. Of course, Nokia did not miss out.
The Nokia 3310 built a foundation of reliability when it was released all those years ago, and this reincarnation looks like it’s living up to that. It’s available in four colors: warm red and yellow with a gloss finish, and dark blue and gray with a matte finish. The phone costs €59.99 or £49.99 with VAT, depending on where you’re getting it.
While there’s still no release date for the US and Asia, the novelty and accessible price point will keep more than a couple of nostalgic users on the lookout for this classic.