HMD Global has made it a tradition to relaunch classic Nokia feature phones since it got the license for the Nokia brand name a few years ago. Today, the latest classic phone to get a modern release is the Nokia 6310. The 2021 edition comes in an elegant but familiar new body.
The new Nokia 6310 (2021) keeps the candy bar design of the original launched back in 2001 but with some modern additions. While the claw-like speaker grille of the original would have been nice, the new version settles for a simple horizontal slit for the earpiece. Gone is the monochrome 6-line display and in its place is a curved color one that is also bigger. The 2021 version also packs a rear camera.
With respect to its specs, the Nokia 6310 has a 2.8-inch display. It is powered by a UNISOC 6531F processor and has 8MB of RAM and 16MB of storage. The spec sheet says it runs the Series 30+ (S30+) operating system. The icons are bigger and the menu is zoomed in to make it easier to read. There is also an accessibility mode that even further simplifies the menu.
The phone has a single 0.3MP camera on the back along with an LED flash. There is a MicroSD card slot and users will be able to add up to 32GB of additional storage. It has Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, dual SIM support, and FM radio (wired and wireless dual-mode).
The 1150mAh battery capacity is just a tad bigger than that of the 2001 model but Nokia claims it will provide more than 7 hours of talk time and will last weeks in standby mode. The battery is removable and Nokia ships the phone with a charger and micro USB cable.
Nokia 6310 (2021) Specification
- 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: No
- 4G bands: No
- Announced: 2021, July 27
- Status: Exp. release 2021, August
- Dimensions: mm
- Weight: g
- Colors: Yellow, Black, Dark Green
- SIM: Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: TFT
- Size: 2.8 inches, 24.3 cm2
- Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~143 ppi density)
- Chipset: Unisoc 6531F
- RAM: 8MB
- Internal Storage: 16MB
- Memory Card slot: microSDHC
- Phonebook: Yes
- Call records: Yes
- Main Camera: Single – VGA
- Features: LED flash
- Video: Unspecified
- Selfie Camera: No
- Radio: Wireless FM radio
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: No
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: No
- NFC: No
- USB: microUSB
- Messaging: SMS, MMS
- Games: Yes
- Java: No
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 1150 mAh, removable
Nokia 6310 (2021) Price and Availability
The Nokia 6310 comes in three colors but users will only be able to purchase the phone in Black and Dark Green. The phone is available for €59.90 in Europe on the official Nokia Mobile website.