A new version of the updated Nokia 3310 has been spotted on TENAA. The Chinese regulator’s site lists the device as being TD-LTE capable, indicating that this will be an additional variant of entry level device.
HMD Global has made the curious decision to release several variants of the new 3310; starting with a 2G only model and then a 3G capable version. Now, it seems that the company is catching up with the times and actually selling a 4G capable phone in a country with limited 4G coverage.
For the most part, the Nokia 3310 LTE is the same device as the 2G and 3G versions. Or at least it appears to be. The operating system has been switched out for YunOS, which allows limited support for Android apps thanks to its AOSP framework.
It’s difficult to say where this phone will end up being sold, aside from China (that much is clear). We assume that it will appear in countries where the 3310 is already selling, and could be designed to appeal in regions where 2G connectivity has been phased out and 4G is the flavour of choice.