The new owner of the Nokia brand of mobile phones, HMD Global, plans to officially resurrect the legendary 3310 at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
Nokia has had a volatile couple of years, changing hands twice and rebranding as Microsoft Mobile for a short period.
This month, however, consumers are set to re-engage with the beloved brand as it’s always been known, and the company has a treat in store for loyal fans.
According to VentureBeat, the Nokia 3310 is set to be modernised and re-launched for a contemporary market, whilst holding on to its hard-wearing roots.
The 3310 is fabled for its mind-boggling battery life and nigh-invincibility, and has been the subject of many memes and cultural references for a decade and a half.
The site reports that the device will retail for €59 (±R800), and that the launch event will be held on the 23rd of February in Barcelona.
While HMD has already launched its flagship Nokia 6 in China, further release plans have so far been restricted to Europe.
The Nokia 5 will be a scaled-down version of the 6, while the Nokia 3 will be an entry-level smartphone. All three run on the Android operating system.