Nokia 3310 at MWC 2017
The Nokia 3310 is seen in an office in London, Britain February 24, 2017. Picture taken February 24, 2017. Reuters/Eddie Keogh

The actual release date of Nokia’s revamped version of the Nokia 3310 is expected to be sometime in May. A UK-based online retailer has now leaked the release date.

The Nokia 3310 has so far been a huge hit as the preorders of the device have exceeded expectations, according to numerous reports. Apparently, despite the mobile device not having an exact release date and price, there is already a big amount of interest in it. With this, there are many who still wonder about the hype surrounding the phone.

Nokia 3310 hype or a great phone?

At this point in time, there have not been a lot of reviews of the device. However, its function and specs have been released and people seem to be attracted to the device due to it being tagged as “retro tech." Therefore, the device actually gives a feeling of nostalgia, which is the main reason why many people are up to preordering it.

Nokia 3310 is also wanted due to its simplistic design, which is said to take would-be buyers to a simpler time. Furthermore, it has games that may bring sentimental feelings of the past. One game that everyone is looking forward the new version of the Snake game.

According to The Sun, many customers who have pre-ordered the device are interested in it due to the long battery life. The battery is said to last at least 22 days until it needs to be charged again. This ties in with one of the three reasons that made the original Nokia 3310 so popular back then. Besides the long battery life, the original phone also featured games like Snake II and Pairs II.

Release date and pricing

UK-based online retailer Clove put up a web page recently for the pre-order. The phone is available in four colour schemes, which are Warm Red, Dark Blue, Yellow and Grey. As of the time of writing, there is no exact release date except for the expected release month in May. The price and availability of the phone are also unknown. However, it has been reported to cost at least £41 (AU$65).

In comparison to high-end smartphone released at the Mobile World Congress, the Nokia 3310 is gaining more attention. It is reported that the device has even surpassed the iPhone 7’s preorder numbers.