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Listen Loud: Nokia Introduces Another Of Its Originals — The Nokia 5310

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has become a powerhouse of nostalgia when it began to re-introduce remakes of old mobile devices sold two decades ago. When they re-released in 2017 the newer and upgraded version of the classic Nokia 3310 (original version released in 2000), they have been non-stop introductions of the original Nokia phones today and this year, here come’s the Nokia 5310.

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Listen Loud: Nokia Introduces Another Of Its Originals — The Nokia 5310

Just recently, Nokia introduced yet another of its originals. Reimagining the original Nokia 5310 Xpress Music, the Nokia 5310 brings with it an MP3 player1 and FM radio, combined with powerful, dual front-facing speakers letting you carry your favorite tunes with you on the go.

It remixes classic design with a slick new feel and battery that’s built to last, keeping you connected day after day.

Launched last March 19, 2020, during its #NokiamobileLive event on Facebook, the Nokia 5310 was introduced to pay homage to the classic Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone released last 2007. The reimaged Nokia 5310 has a 2.4″ QVGA display (~29.4% screen-to-body ratio), FM radio and MP3 player, Dual front-facing speakers, and a 1200 mAh Extended battery life in a retro classic design that’s been refreshed for 2020.

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The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic (released in October 2007), and the reimagined Nokia 5310 (announced in March 2020)

Nokia 5310 (2020) Technical Specifications

SpecificationDetails
Dimensions123.7 x 52.4 x 13.1 mm
Weight88.2 g
Display2.4 inches QVGA (~27.5% screen-to-body ratio)
240 x 320 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~167 ppi density)
Operating SystemOS: Series 30+
Chipset: Mediatek MT6260A
CameraMain Camera: 0.2MP VGA camera with LED flash
Selfie Camera: No
Memory8MB RAM
Storage16MB ROM (Expandable via the microSDHC external memory card slot support up to 32GB)
Connectivity and SIM NetworkGSM 900/1800
Mini-SIM (Dual SIM and Single SIM models available)
USB Port: microUSB 1.1
SoundDual front-facing loudspeakers
Communication ProtocolsWLAN: No
Bluetooth: 3.0, A2DP
GPS: No
Radio: Wireless FM radio
Other FeaturesMessaging: SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Games: Yes
Java: No
MP3 player
3.5 mm headphone jack
BatteryRemovable Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery
ColorWhite/Red, Black/Red
AnnouncedMarch 19, 2020
Expected release April 2020

Emphasized as a mobile device with MP3 player capability, the Nokia 5310 has a unique take on its dedicated music control buttons. On the left of the screen is the volume rocker, while the Play/Pause, and the Previous and Next track buttons are placed on the right side. It is available in White/Red and Black/Red color variants.

It is also capable of a wireless FM radio hoping to have this feature fully functional even without the earphones as an antenna (like their classic Nokia 5030 XpressRadio phone).

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The new Nokia 5310 will be another member of the re-introduced lineup of Nokia classics. It will be released in April 2020 at a global average retail price of €39 (around $42; approximately ₱2,000).

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Footnotes

  1. MicroSD card required, sold separately.
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