After the certification from TENAA, HMD has officially launched the Nokia 3310 4G in China. It features 4G connectivity, VoLTE and surprisingly an Android-based OS.
The design of the 3310 4G is similar to the earlier models. In fact, the biggest difference is that it supports 4G connectivity, and it can run Android apps – sort of. The Nokia 3310 4G runs on YunOS, which is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Developed by the Alibaba group, YunOS is not technically a full Android version, but it supports Android apps.
Other features include 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microUSB, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 3.5mm audio jack. This phone can also be used as a 4G hotspot for those who needs a compact device on the go. The 1,200mAh battery can last for about 5 hours of talk time on 4G VoLTE and 12 days of standby time on 4G VoLTE.
It shares the 2.4-inch display as the earlier 3310, with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Thanks to a polarising filter, the screen can be viewed even in harsh sunlight. A single 2MP camera sits at the back of the phone. Colours on offer (at least for the moment) are blue and black for the 4G model.
No pricing has been announced but China Mobile has reported that it will be carrying this model starting from February onwards. The Nokia 3310 4G is currently limited to the Chinese market only, as it only supports TD-LTE bands. However there are rumours that HMD will be introducing a global version of the phone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.