HMD Global considering a 4G edition of Nokia 3310 for India

- Adrian Ungureanu

HMD Global launched the Nokia 3310 3G, which of course support 3G networks, but it may not be launched in India. Why? Because is said that HMD is considering launching a 4G variant of the iconic feature phone.

The rumor mill is speculating that the 4G edition of Nokia 3310 will arrive to rival with JioPhone feature phone in India.

In a recent interview, Ajey Mehta, the Vice President of HMD Global has strongly suggested that the company is considering launching a 4G feature phone in India. However, he has not confirmed whether the 4G feature phone would be another variant of Nokia 3310 (2017).

Reliance Jio has recently launched JioPhone 4G feature phone with a pricing of Rs. 1,500 (~$23) in India. Since the JioPhone is expected to impact the market for feature phones, HMD Global is monitoring is its market response. If it is received well, it will also consider releasing a feature phone with 4G connectivity. Initial reports have revealed that the Reliance Jio will be shipping 6 million JioPhone units by December 2017.

These are just rumors right now but they might also turn to be true.