If you’re a Nokia loyalist who stayed true to the brand through the last few years – and we do know a few people like that – then you’re probably super excited right now over news that the Nokia 3310 is about to get a reboot. The week started with the news that the Nokia 3310 reboot will be released at MWC next week and ended with a concept video that shows what the modern avatar of the iconic Nokia 3310 could look like.
The Nokia 3310 is expected to launch at MWC 2017, along with the Nokia P1, and other phones including the Nokia 3 budget Android phone, the mid-range Nokia 5, and the global launch of Nokia 6 that HMD Global unveiled in China last month at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17,000). Read on to catch up to all the other news you might have missed out on this week.
Motorola was in the news this week as well, with leaks about both the Moto G5, and the Moto G5 Plus. Earlier this week, a leak claimed that the Moto G5 price will be lower than the Moto G4 was at launch. That phone was launched by Lenovo in India at a starting price of Rs. 12,499 in June last year. Later in the week, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were accidentally listed online by a Spanish retailer – with purported official renders and promotional materials claiming features, specifications, and other details.
The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are tipped to sport metal bodies, and come with Lenovo branding on the side panels. They will have 2GB RAM, 5-megapixel front cameras, and water repellent coating. The Moto G5 is said to have a 5-inch full-HD display, and 32GB storage, while the Moto G5 Plus will reportedly have a slightly larger 5.2-inch display, 64GB of storage, and a 3000mAh battery.
In an interesting bit of telecom news from India, the we found out that Reliance Jio 4G download speeds lagged behind Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea, in January as per TRAI data. Reliance Jio average 4G download speeds were at 8.345Mbps. Comparatively, Airtel was at 11.862Mbps. Reliance Jio rivals Idea and Vodafone also made gains in January, with Reliance Jio the only major telco to have registered a drop. However, Reliance Jio’s freebies have helped make up for the slower speeds – as per India Ratings and Research, it has led to a 20 percent revenue loss for the telecom industry.
We had one more leak this week that was pretty important – about the Samsung Galaxy S8. After the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle which led to a recall, eventually placing the blame on its battery, Samsung has effectively been without a flagship phone, so there are a lot of hopes resting on the Galaxy S8.
So far, its launch date is supposed to be revealed at MWC 2017, and another leak suggested it will come in black, gold, and orchid grey. The Samsung Galaxy S8 price, according to the retailer is $950 (roughly Rs. 63,800) and $1050 (roughly Rs. 70,500) for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus respectively.