Excitement surrounding the revamped Nokia 3310 quickly died away when it was revealed the phone could only connect to 2G networks, making it practically unusable in the United States and many other countries.
If you were part of the crowd hoping to get your hands on this iconic re-release, we’ve got good news for you. Next month HMD will release a new version of the Nokia 3310 with 3G compatibility. That means the device will at least work on AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks.
Unfortunately, the more powerful, but less efficient 3G technology takes a huge hit to battery life. Even with its slightly larger overall size, the Nokia 3310 3G’s battery life sinks from 22 hours of talk time to just 6.5 hours. Ouch.
The 3G version also runs a new operating system with additional features. Most importantly, you can still play Snake.
The second-gen Nokia 3310 remake will be available in red, blue, yellow, and black, and will go on sale sometime in October for around $81, a slight bump from the $59 of the original version.
H/T the Verge