HMD Global Hints At 4G LTE Capable Version Of The Nokia 3310

Rahul Srinivas

Nokia fanboys across the world can still not stop talking about the new Nokia 3310 that was officially launched at MWC 2017. However, many of them were left disappointed after Nokia announced that the 3310 would only support older 2G networks. If that wasn't all, the handset only supported 2G network frequencies that are typically not used in the U.S. or North America. However, there is a slight ray of hope for these users if we are to believe fresh reports coming in from the other side of the planet.

In the course of the interview with PTI, Mehta also hinted that Nokia is looking at the prospect of making a 4G enabled feature phone. While he did not clearly hint the possibility of the Nokia 3310 getting a 4G LTE variant, fans are already rooting for the company making one in the near future. When asked about the possibility of a 4G feature phone, this is what Mehta had to say,

"We are evaluating all opportunity in the market. All consumer requirements are fed up to the product team at our company which then develops the final product."

It was just one day before the Mobile World Congress that HMD Global officially took covers off the Nokia 3310. While everyone expected the new 3310 to be visually close to the older model that was released back in 2000, the final product was slightly different and only the keypad bore close resemblance to the original phone. The handset also turned out to be a lot thinner than the older model.

The Nokia 3310 is slated to go on sale later this year and will cost just over $51. Let us all hope the 4G LTE version of the handset does see the light of the day as well with a price tag that is close to the $51 mark. Would you buy the Nokia 3310 if Nokia announces a 4G LTE variant of the same? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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