Nokia 3310 gets 41-megapixel, Windows Phone makeover
Heritage, much-loved and foolproof handset brought back from the ashes with powerful PureView imaging capabilities.
Initially released in the year 2000, the Nokia 3310 went on to be one of the most successful mobile phones ever. More than 125 million were sold and, thanks to a small group of Nokia fanatics, this cult handset is making a modern-day comeback.
Staying near-true to the original design, the Nokia 3310 with PureView will add a 41MP PureView camera with Zeiss optics and Xenon flash, and will run a modified version of Windows Phone 8 to fit the unique ‘ClearDiamond’ three-inch touch screen.
As well as the classic metallic dark blue, the Nokia 3310 with PureView will also come in yellow, blue, red and green.
Three ‘soft-touch’ navigation keys still feature a Windows Phone ‘home’ button has been introduced to you straight back to the Start Screen.
LiveTiles and App Folders are supported and it comes pre-installed with MS Office, Xbox Games, Outlook and OneDrive that offers 7GB free cloud storage out of the box.
To power the next-gen operating system and class-leading camera, Nokia engineers have achieved the unthinkable, scaling down a dual-core processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB of on-board storage into a case that mimics the original size (113 x 48 x 22mm) and weight (133g).
A side-mounted MicroSD card slot offers additional storage expansion. The first devices will rollout with 3G connectivity while LTE-equipped devices will follow later in the year.
With a nostalgic nod to yesteryear, the Nokia 3310 with PureView comes pre-loaded with four games – Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact and Bantumi -, a currency converter and original monophonic ringtones.
Norman Gage, who has been campaigning for the return of the Nokia 3310 since its discontinuation, said:
It’s an historic day. For five years, we’ve worked hard to make our voice heard and now our dreams are about to become reality. Personally, I’d have preferred to keep the five-line, monochrome screen, six ringing-tone volume levels and original message templates, but you can’t win them all!
Height: 113 mm
Width: 48 mm
Thickness: 22 mm
Weight: 133 g
Display and User Interface
Display size: 3-inch ‘ClearDiamond’
Display resolution: WXGA (1280 x 768)
Display features: Brightness control, Nokia Glance screen, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, Sculpted glass, Wide viewing angle
Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch
Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Barometer,
Keys and Input Methods
User Input: Touch + Softkey
Operating keys: Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key, Microsoft Home, Navigation keys.
SIM card type: Micro SIM
Charging connectors: Micro-USB
AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Battery capacity: 1430 mAh
Battery voltage: 3.7 V
Removable battery: Yes
Wireless charging: No
Processor type: Dual-core 1.5 GHz
User data storage: In device
RAM: 2 GB
Mass memory3: 32 GB
Free cloud storage: 7 GB
Primary camera sensor size: 41 MP, PureView
Camera Focus Type: Auto focus
ZEISS optics: Yes
Sensor size: 1/1.5 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.2
Camera focal length: 26 mm
Camera minimum focus range: 15 cm
Camera image formats: JPEG
Camera Flash Type: Xenon flash
Flash operating range: 4.0 m
Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On
Main camera features
Main camera – other features: 6-lens optics, Backside-illuminated image sensor, High resolution zoom 3x, Optical image stabilization, PureView
Capture modes: Video, Still
Scene modes: Automatic, Sports, Night
White balance modes: Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
Light sensitivity: Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
Camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
Camera video zoom: 6 x
Video playback frame rate: 30 fps