Nokia 3310 4G Passes Through TENAA
With advancements in technology over the years, smartphones have since overshadowed feature phones to the point of near-obsolescence. Nonetheless, some brands like Nokia managed to build iconic feature phones like the 3310. This year HMD Global revived the device with a 3G version, and even plans on releasing the Nokia 3310 4G soon.
Nokiamob reports spotting the 3310 4G as it passed through TENAA, the Chinese telecommunication device regulatory body. Apparently, the device spots no change in design and looks the same as ever.
The Nokia TA-1077, or the Nokia 3310 4G, passed the certification process yesterday, notes Nokiamob. Photos of the device have also appeared on the official TENAA pages, with minor (if no) differences from the standard 2017 3310. Of course, the biggest difference would be added support for 4G networks, marking a new era of 4G feature phones.
In addition, Nokia has also made changes to the operating system. Instead of Feature OS or S30+, the Nokia 3310 4G models will run on YunOS. The former had been the two standard operating systems powering the Nokia 3310 2G and 3G versions, respectively.
Based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project), apparently, YunOS will be able to run some apps as seen on Android devices. Thus, some “lite” versions of applications like Facebook, Twitter, or Whatsapp might be available for the 3310 4G.
Nokia has yet to release pricing for the 4G 3310. While certainly not a phone for everyone, some might enjoy using the phone as a secondary device.