Nokia launches 3G 3310 in Australia

Alex Kidman 28 September 2017 NEWS

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Nokia's reimagined 3310 is headed to Australia in a 3G-capable version, while its other Android handsets head to local telco partners.

It's been a very busy few months for HMD Global (the official licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile devices) since it launched the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 in Australia.

While Nokia relaunched the Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress, it was unlikely that the phone would launch here in Australia due to its 2G configuration. Nokia teased that it might deliver a 3G version at some point, and today, it has finally taken the wrapper off the 3G-enhanced 3310, which will launch here first before its global rollout.

The Nokia 3310 3G will sell outright at $89.95 through Vodafone, Optus, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi in mid-October.

If you're curious as to the changes, here's what the new 3310 looks like compared to the classic version, both of which will indeed allow you to play Snake.

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Nokia has also announced that the Nokia 5 will get a slight upgrade with a 3GB RAM variant that will be exclusive locally to Telstra prepaid customers when it launches in October.

Speaking of local carriers, Vodafone is going all-in with Nokia, offering the Nokia 3 to its prepaid customers and the Nokia 6 and 8 on contract terms, all from October onwards. At launch, the contract prices were not disclosed.

We're live at the launch and will give you our first hands-on impression shortly.

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