HMD unveils 3 new smartphones; resurrects Nokia 3310 and iconic Snake game

By : |February 27, 2017 0

HMD Global, the new home for Nokia phones made the most awaited announcement of MWC in the form of a new version of the cult status game, Snake and a rebirth of one of the best-selling feature phones of all time, Nokia 3310.

Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long standby, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date. The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The phone with a slew of modern upgrades, such as Bluetooth, Camera, MicroSD card and 3.5mm headphone jack will retail at an average global retail price of €49 (approx Rs 3,500).

The other big new is for Snake enthusiasts. The legendary game is now available for Messenger, part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross-platform experience. The world famous game will be snaking its way back into people’s hearts and is designed to be played with groups of friends, making it even more playable than the first time around.

‘The Snake game was the most popular game in the history of Nokia phones, in fact, the true origin of mobile gaming can be traced back to a Nokia handset released in 1997. To this day it has remained hugely popular, not only because it carries a strong sense of nostalgia but because this was the first ever mobile gaming experience for many consumers. The opportunity to partner with Facebook, the social media platform that has single-handedly defined the social media landscape, is an incredible opportunity. We were truly excited to work with them to bring back Snake in a modern format to a global audience. We hope in its new format it unites people across the world and brings as much joy to players as it did the first time around,’ said Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global.

A revamped version of Snake will also be pre-installed on the new Nokia 3310.

CIOL HMD resurrects Nokia 3310 and iconic Snake game, 3 new smartphones launched too

Besides these two, the company also launched three new Nokia smartphones- Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and a global version of the Nokia 6 smartphone. The affordable smartphones feature the latest, Nougat 7.1.1 OS, along with monthly security updates from Google.

Individually, Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5” full HD screen and has actually been crafted out of a block of 6000 series aluminium. Also, there is a smart audio amplifier with dual speakers to allow for a deeper bass and clarity. There’s a 16 MP phase detection autofocus camera on the back, and an 8 MP camera on the front.  The device also packs 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB mass storage with MicroSD card support up to 128 GB.

Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 6 will retail at an average global retail price of €229.

Next is Nokia 5 that comes with a  5.2” Gorilla Glass display. Powered by Snapdragon 430, the smartphone has an Adreno 505 processor to power its graphics. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189.

The last is Nokia 3 device which at €139 has a good potential for the Indian market. With Gorilla glass laminated 5-inch display, the device packs a bevy of sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope etc. and NFC for sharing. You can also enjoy fast music and video streaming with LTE 4G connectivity. For its price point, Nokia has packed a decent enough 2,650 mAH battery inside the 3. Meanwhile, processing is taken care of by a MTK 6737, Quad-core 1.3Ghz processor.

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