HMD Global introduced today their first 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G, alongside a few other more affordable devices.
However, when it comes to affordable, nothing can really beat this Nokia 5310 relaunch.
The popular candybar phone from way back in 2007 is getting a refresh this year.
It’s not quite as nostalgia-inducing as the banana phone or the 3310 but the Nokia 5310 will definitely make a few parents happy.
Not only does it come with buttons, a rarity nowadays, but HMD says the Nokia 5310 has a month-long battery life in standby and an integrated FM antenna.
Of course, this is definitely not a smartphone, so there are some drawbacks.
It’s 2G only and it’s not running Android, relying instead on the Nokia Series 30+ OS, which means it probably won’t be compatible with popular apps like Whatsapp.
In any case, the new Nokia definitely has its niche.
It will also be here sooner than the Nokia 8.3, Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3.
The device is launching at the end of this month and will go for just €39 / $43.
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