A handful of Nokia phones have just been unveiled by HMD Global and one of them is a throwback feature phone called the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic.
If you lived through the phones of Nokia back in the day, you’d know how popular some of their models were. Some phones worth mentioning are the almost-indestructible Nokia 3310, the banana phone Nokia 8110, and the phone/music player Nokia 5310. The 3310 and 8110 already got their updated version and now, our guess is that it’s the 5310’s time to shine…again.
As we’ve already established, it’s a phone that mainly doubles as a music player. It’s capable of playing MP3 audio files and carries with it powerful, dual front-facing stereo speakers.
The candybar phone has a 2.4-inch QVGA screen which is a slightly larger display than when it first launched in 2007. The phone also has the same red/black or white/black tandem of colors and the familiar music playback buttons running on its side.
Since this is not a smartphone, it still sticks with its alphanumeric keyboard and only carries 16MB of internal storage. It comes with support for an additional microSD card, though, so it’s not all that bad.
A 3.5mm audio jack is still present, although Bluetooth is also available. According to the company, battery life is rated at 1200mAh but since it doesn’t power a large high-resolution screen, it won’t be as battery-consuming as our smartphones today.
It’s a dual-SIM phone but only functions on 2G network so that’s something to think about if you plan on getting one for yourself.
The new Nokia 5310 will be available this month with a EUR 39 price tag.