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Nokia 3310: Back to the future?

Seventeen years after it was originally launched, the Nokia 3310 will reportedly re-launch at the Mobile World Congress later this month.

The Nokia 3310. Picture: Twitter/@alangdon17.

JOHANNESBURG – Most have reacted with much excitement to news of the return of what is deemed the world's most resilient and reliable phone ever made.

Seventeen years after it was originally launched, the Nokia 3310 will reportedly re-launch at the Mobile World Congress on 26 February.

According to reports, Nokia won't be manufacturing the phones but the manufacturing giant has signed a 10-year brand licensing deal with a Finnish startup called HMD.

HMD will take responsibility for producing and marketing the new device, which will be revealed in the first half of this year.

The 3310 was first released in 2000 and it quickly gained popularity for its days-long battery life, durability and the classic game Snake.

Video footage released by Concept Creator has shown off a first look at how the Nokia 3310 may look upon its release.

The video shows an all-new Nokia 3310 that has received a major technological and hardware boost, but keeps much of the original’s iconic design.

WATCH: The New 3310

Still with its classic 14mm thick colourful design, the new Nokia 3310 is updated for modern consumers with a number of extra features.

It's estimated that the new version of the Nokia 3310 is expected to set customers back some €59 (about R822).

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