Earlier this year, HMD Global officially launched the Nokia 3310 4G phone in China. However, the company had not revealed which processor powers the device.
Now, Spreadtrum Communications — a China-based semiconductor company has revealed that the Nokia 3310 4G is powered by Spreadtrum SC9820 chipset. This is the same chipset that powers the Lava Connect M1 4G feature phone that was launched in India last year.
The chipset is claimed to be the world’s first 4G feature phone chipset. Along with 4G VoLTE HD voice and video calling, the chipset supports the display having FWVGA screen resolution, 5-megapixel camera, and 720p HD video playback.
The SC9820 comes with dual-core ARM A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and ARM Mali 400 graphics processor for 3D graphics acceleration. In terms of network connectivity, it supports TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, and GSM four-mode.
In terms of appearance, the Nokia 3310 4G resembles the original Nokia 3310 (2017) that was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February last year. It measures 117 x 52.4 x 13.35 mm and it weighs 88.1 grams.
The phone features a 2.4-inch display that comes with 320 x 240 pixels screen resolution. It comes with 256MB RAM and a native storage capacity of 512MB. It also supports storage expansion up to 64GB using a microSD card.
The device also comes equipped with an LED enabled 2-megapixel snapper on its back panel. Connectivity features available on the Nokia 3310 4G include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB, Bluetooth 4.0, and 3.5mm audio jack.
It is fueled by a 1,200mAh battery that offers 5 hours of talk time on 4G VoLTE and 12 days of standby time on 4G VoLTE. The phone will be available in two color choices — Fresh Blue and Dark Black. The Nokia 3310 4G will soon go on sale in China and the pricing will be announced at that time.