One of the most exciting things to come out of Mobile World Congress back in February was the relaunch of the 17-year-old Nokia 3310. The original surpassed 126 million units sold after making its debut in 2000, and now the new version is available to purchase in the U.K.
If you’re old enough to have owned a phone in the early 2000s, chances are you or someone you knew had a Nokia 3310. They were everywhere; not only because the Nokia brand was much bigger back then, but also because the 3310 was a terrific phone, with a robust design, incredibly long battery life, and user-friendly software. It also had Snake, obviously.
Nokia doesn’t expect anyone to trade in their smartphone for the new 3310 in 2017, since it’s still very much a feature phone. But its super-affordable price tag makes it an ideal backup device you might want to keep in your bag or glove box for emergencies, or for those in emerging markets where smartphones are unobtainable for most consumers.
The new 3310 is powered by Nokia’s own Series 30+ software, which includes a modern version of Snake, a web browser built by Opera, and the apps you’ll need for basic phone functionality. It also boasts a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a microSD card slot, a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a battery that lasts up to 31 days on standby.
The United Kingdom is the first market to get the 3310, where it can be purchased today from Carphone Warehouse or Vodafone. The device is available in four bright colors, and it’s priced at £49.99 (approx. $65).