Nokia’s 3310 is going to return next month, new leak suggests

Year 2017: The new Nokia 3310

When rumours began circling that the classic Nokia 3310 was to return, tech fans went berserk over the return of one of the best-loved phones of all time.

The gadget initially launched in 2000, and became one of the best-selling handsets of all time, selling 126 million units.

And now it’s looking likely to arrive next month – as retailer Clove has listed the device as on sale in the UK, listed for mid-June.

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The only fly in the ointment is that the handset seems to be a little pricier than expected – listed at £59.99 SIM free.

The launch date hasn’t been officially confirmed.

The new phone will be slimmer and lighter than the original – and will have a colour display in contrast to the monochrome 84 by 84 screen of the original.

It will have 22 hours of talk time – 10 times more than the original – and for Snake fans it will again feature the classic game.

It offers 2.5G connectivity, meaning the user can only get basic internet on the handset and there is no Wi-Fi.

The display won’t be high-resolution, though, as the makers are determined to ensure the device has long battery life – one of the best-loved features of the original.