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Nokia is back!

by PhilippeDid you know...29/03/2017

Nokia is back!

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That was the message that probably caused the biggest stir among specialists at the latest Mobile World Congress in February.

Nokia brought four new mobile phones to MWC: the Nokia 5, the Nokia 6, the Nokia 3 and the 3310. The latter in particular attracted a great deal of attention, which is remarkable because compared with most smartphones with large screens, lots of apps, fantastic cameras and superfast connections, the 3310 is clearly a nod to the past. 

And that’s not all: in fact, Nokia has not made mobile phones for a while now. Last year, HMD, another Finnish consortium, took over the brand name under license, acquiring the right to make mobile phones with the Nokia name. Just so that you know.

3310

The ‘new’ 3310 is a modern recasting of a classic, of which around 126 million were sold around the turn of the century. The revamped version reprises all the good features of its iconic predecessor: it is thin, small, handy and light, and the battery lasts for ages. You can talk for 22 hours at a time and it can remain on standby for a month before it needs to be recharged. And of course, the legendary ‘Snake’ game is there too, albeit in an updated version.

Unlike its predecessor, however, the 3310 now has a color screen and Bluetooth is included as standard, which is handy to connect your phone to a car kit, for instance. The memory can be expanded with a microSD card. The ‘new’ Nokia 3310 is now available in red, yellow, blue and grey and can be bought for just €49.

3, 5 and 6

As well as the 3310, Nokia also launched a new series of Android smartphones at MWC: the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6. These are not totally top-class devices, but they are high-quality mid-range phones that offer great value for money and are all equipped with Android Nougat. 

The Nokia 6 is the biggest of the three, with a 5.5-inch screen of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The 5 has a 5.2-inch screen (1,280 x 720) and the 3 a 5-inch screen (1,280 x 1,080 pixels). 

Inside, Nokia has equipped the 6 and the 5 with a Snapdragon 430-chip with three gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of storage. The Arte Black version (limited edition) has four gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of storage. The specifications of the Nokia 3 are somewhat more modest: a MediaTek 6737 chip, two gigabytes of RAM and 16 gigabytes of storage. 

The Nokia 5 and 6 are made of aluminum and come in four colors: black, silver, blue and copper. The Nokia 6 costs € 229 while the Arte Black version sells for €299. For the Nokia 5, you pay €189. 

Finally the Nokia 3 is also available in four colors (silver-white, black, blue and copper) and has a price tag of €139. 

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