When news leaked that the classic Nokia 3310 might relaunch this year, 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 – but the revamped model will have a couple of tweaks, according to Chinese news site Vtech.
It is set to be relaunched at the Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona later this week, according to Vtech – and will look very similar to the iconic original.
The new model will not run a modern phone OS like Android – but will be a classic ‘feature phone’.
Instead of the chunky plastic of the original, the new device will come clad in a lighter polymer – but it’ll come in a range of colours, much like the original.
The gadget will be built by Finnish company HMD Global, which owns the rights to Nokia’s classic handsets.
The new model is expected to be shown off at a press conference in Barcelona on Sunday – and previous rumours have suggested it will be around £50.
It’ll 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.
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.