Updated Nokia 3310 model adds 3G connectivity

Nokia 3310 3G connectivity

When HMD Global first introduced the Nokia 3310, it was a 2G-only device just like the original model that came out years ago. Fast-forward to today, though, and HMD has announced an upgraded model with a notable new feature.

The new Nokia 3310 looks identical to the model that was announced in February, but this one includes 3G connectivity. This model is also slightly larger and, likely due to the addition of 3G, its estimated battery life has dropped from 22.1 hours of talk time on the 2G model to 6.5 hours on the 3G version.

One other notable detail of the 3G-capable Nokia 3310 is that it’s got a slightly different operating system. It runs a Feature OS that HMD says was necessary with the addition of 3G support, but the software is said to be “as easy to use and navigate but with some cool new features.”

The 3G-capable Nokia 3310 will launch in mid-October for €69. Among the first regions to get the device will be Australia, but this 3310 is expected to roll out globally.

While 2G connectivity is in line with the original Nokia 3310, the addition of 3G support should help the device to feel a bit more modern. Obviously you’re not going to be doing anything too data intensive on the 3310’s 2.4-inch QVGA screen, but using apps like Facebook and Twitter will be much more bearable over 3G than it would be over 2G.

Does the addition of 3G make the Nokia 3310 tempting to you?