The 4G variant of the legendary Nokia 3310 was unveiled by HMD, in collaboration with China Mobile, in China today. The device, for the time being, will only be available in China. Reports and pictures of the device have made it to the headlines several times earlier. Most of its major specifications and features are already revealed by TA-1077. The device runs on YunOS and it comes with both WiFi and Mobile HotSpot features.
The device has a 2.4-inch display with 320 * 240 resolution. The removable 1200 mAh BL-4UL battery ensures the longest talk time of 15 hours, 8 hours and 5 hours on 2G, 3G and 4G network respectively. The device has got a standby time of 15 days, 12 days and 12 days on those 3 aforementioned network options respectively. The music player and the FM radio have up to 16 hours and 31 hours of play time respectively, once the battery is fully charged.
The 117 mm long, 52.4 mm wide and 13.35 mm thick device weighs 88.1 grams and will be available in two colors variants, fresh blue, and dark black.
There will be two internal storage variants with 256MB and 512MB of storage on board as well. Both of these will support a MicroSD card up to 64GB. It comes with a Bluetooth 4.0 and 3.5mm headphone jack as well. The device has only one slot for a micro SIM.
On the rear side of the phone, there will be a 2 MP camera accompanied by a LED flash.
The Nokia 3310 4G variant will support 4G TD-LTE with VOLTE and Micro USB interface. The device will work fine under network frequencies 900/1800 as 2G, TD-SCDMA B34 / 39 as 3G and TDD B38 / 41, 39, 40 as 4G.
It will support WLAN 802.11 b / g / n as well.
The operating system of the device, YunOS, is developed by Alibaba during their Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Their official website states that YunOS is a cloud-based, data and service-oriented IoT operating system developed by Alibaba Group. It has high compatibility and scalability and is suitable for a wide range of IoT devices including smartphones, Internet cars, Internet TVs, smart home, smart wearable smart terminals, as well as chips and sensors.
According to Alibaba, as of May 2017, there are more than 157 million devices worldwide, running on YunOS.
The Nokia 3310 4G is already officially listed on the official website of Nokia mobiles. It will be made available in the retail stores in China by early February at China Mobile. No details regarding the price are revealed. It will most probably be launched globally at MWC 2018.
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