Nokia 3310 4G coming soon, reports claim

A new version of the reborn Nokia 3310, featuring 4G LTE support, will reportedly arrive this year.

The throwback handset originally arrived with 2G support, but a 3G version was forthcoming last September.

Now it seems a third iteration is on the way, packing modern mobile data speeds.

The updated handset has passed through Chinese regulators, Phone Radar reports (via The Verge). That means we could see a release as soon as CES 2018, which begins next week.

However, it’s probably more likely we’ll see it at Mobile World Congress in February. That would mark the 12-month anniversary of the phone’s initial re-release.

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The TENAA listing didn’t mention whether Nokia is planning to add a larger battery.

That might be an idea, considering how negatively battery life was affected by the addition of 3G.

Overall, the once the initial wave of nostalgia had worn off, the Nokia 3310 was a massive disappointment.

The £50 phone received only a 4/10 review from TrustedReviews. We criticised it for being too expensive, packing a terrible version of Snake and for lacking any real nostalgia.

If anything, the lack of 4G was a selling point for those seeking a weekend phone, away from the temptations of their regular smartphones.

It’ll be interesting to see how the addition of 4G speeds positively or negatively affects the overall proposition.

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