The Nokia 3310 revival party might not be as pleasant as it looked like, with news coming out that the handset comes with a major design flaw.
The completely re-designed model, which is due to be launched later this year, is 12.8mm thick and weighs 79.6g, as opposed to 22mm and 133g, and looks far better than its predecessor. It also comes with different color options and a fully revamped snake game.
However, users have already discovered a major flaw in the handset which will ensure it doesn’t work in most parts of the world.
The phone will communicate with networks using old 2G frequencies, and most parts of the modern world has already shut them down, including the United States and Canada.
Many other developing and developed countries are also phasing these frequencies out and soon they will be completely shut down. The list includes U.S, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan among the major countries that has either completely or partially shut down these 2G frequencies.
The model will only support GSM 900 MHz and 1900 MHz, which is used primarily in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, with other parts of the world ceasing to use them.
This means the phone will work just fine in Europe and most parts of Asia (for now) but won’t function in other parts of the world including U.S.
It won’t even be able to connect to a network, making it completely useless in countries which doesn’t support these outdated frequencies.