Nokia 3310 (2017) Helps Outdated GSM Frequencies; Will Be Ineffective within the US and Canada


After many leaks, Nokia unveiled the reimagined Nokia 3310 (2017) at MWC in Barcelona, and the machine was met with immediate adulation. Although it got here with a big color show and tweaked keyboard, the machine nonetheless held its roots to maintain the durability and lengthy lasting battery options alive. Yet one more characteristic that HMD International stored alive have been its previous band frequencies, which inevitably makes the smartphone ineffective in lots of international locations, together with the US and Canada.

The unique Nokia 3310 got here with assist for 2 bands – 900MHZ and 1800MHz – on the GSM community, one thing that was advantageous for 2G connections again then. Nonetheless, with the arrival of cellular Web, these frequencies will not be lively in lots of components of the world, together with the US and Canada. However, HMD International did not suppose that these have been vital markets, and determined to assist the old frequencies solely.

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For right now’s telephone to be operable worldwide, it must assist at the least 4 bands – 850MHZ, 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 1900MHz. Moreover, with newly fashioned operators like Reliance Jio, who’ve managed to draw a report variety of subscriber base, do not assist 2G or 3G in any respect, and you will have 4G assist in your telephone for this provider to work.

Nonetheless, HMD International’s new and improved Nokia 3310 (2017) model solely helps 900MHz and 1800MHz frequencies for now, which implies it will not be capable to hook up with any community within the US and Canada. Most networks are shutting down 2G frequencies regularly, which implies the brand new Nokia 3310 will not work for a big viewers in its focused markets as nicely sooner or later.

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The Nokia 3310 (2017) shall be launched in India in Q2 2017, HMD International has confirmed. Different markets that the characteristic telephone is heading to are Center East, Asia Pacific, Africa, and Europe. All of those international locations assist the previous frequencies for now, however the telephone will not hook up with Reliance Jio community in India. Nokia hasn’t stated something a couple of launch within the US, and it ought to introduce frequency assist for the area, if it does launch it there.