News 14 February 2017
Author: Marisa Lee

Nokia are bringing back the ultimate trap phone

Author Marisa Lee
14 February 2017

Nokia are set to re-launch what is probably the most solid piece of tech to ever exist: their iconic 3310 phone.

For those proper millennial millennials who’ve never used phones with buttons, the unbreakable 3310 was originally released in 2000 and didn’t even have a colour screen, but it did have near-endless battery life and Snake. The phone has been hailed as one of the most resilient and long-lasting phones ever made and has long been a comparison to easily breakable and battery draining iPhones.

According to reliable phone leaker Evan Blass, HMD Global, the Finnish company that now make Nokia’s phones, is apparently preparing to launch a “modern version” of the cult classic. Rumours suggest that the new version will be a “homage” to the OG release rather than a perfect reproduction, but there’s been no talk of what the new phone will feature.

A colour screen and camera would be pretty sick, but apps would probably take away from the beauty of the original.

The new release will be sold for €59 (around £50) after it’s launch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of this month.

You can still actually grab an old one on Amazon, but only from second hand sellers rather than Amazon itself.