Weird gadgets: Nokia 3310 now comes with a Putin update

Nokia 3310 gets Putin makeover and it talks all about Russian royalty!

HMD Global launched Nokia’s iconic phone Nokia 3310 alongside Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) in Barcelona last week. And days after its launch, Russian premium brand Caviar has launched an updated version of Nokia 3310. The updated version is a tribute to the Russian president Vladimir Putin and features the Putin’s image in gold embedded at the back of the phone.

Dubbed as ‘Caviar Nokia 3310 Supremo Putin’, the phone has the image of the coat of arms of the Russian Federation on its home button and features gold plated titanium casing. It is available for Rubble 99,000 (Rs 1,13,530 approx).

Nokia 3310 comes with 2GB RAM and internal memory of 16MB that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. It sports a 2.40-inch touchscreen display offers a resolution of 240*320 pixels. The phone runs on 30+ operating system and has a 2MP camera that was missing in the 2000 model. The phone is powered by a 1,200 mAh battery and offers a standby talk time of 22 hours.  It is available for 49 euros (Rs 3,400 approx). The phone also features and upgraded version of the popular game Snake and is available in four colour variants– Warm Red, Yellow, Grey and Dark Blue with a matte finish.

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The phone supports 2G connectivity and is available in both single SIM and dual SIM variants.

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The phone has been launched in selective markets across the globe. While the phone will not be available in the US and Canada, it will be available in India in the second quarter of 2017.