HMD Global has so far released 2 versions of the Nokia 3310, one which supports 2G connectivity and another which supports 3G. It seems the brand is preparing a third which can operate on 4G networks.
Evidence for this comes in the form of a TENAA certification for a handset dubbed the TA-1077. The listing includes images of a feature phone which looks just like the Nokia 3310. There aren’t a lot of details disclosed, but the page does confirm that this particular version supports 4G LTE.
Interestingly, the TENAA listing states that the Nokia 3310 4G runs on YunOS. The software is a product of the Alibaba Group and is basically a modified version of Android. The 2G and 3G variants of the handset feature Nokia Series 30+ and Feature OS powered by Java, respectively.
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Having a bit of Android inside it might make the 4G-compatible Nokia 3310 a bit smarter than its counterparts. However, there’s no telling whether the phone will actually make its way outside China since YunOS is presumably a China-specific OS.
It’s possible HMD Global will replace YunOS with something else for the Nokia 3310 4G’s international release. This is actually the second time the device has been spotted on a Chinese certification site, so the ‘smart’ feature phone is presumably close to making its debut.
HMD Global has plenty of new products on its plate for 2018. The list includes the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 (international model), Nokia 8 (2018), and Nokia 9. The last is its eagerly anticipated flagship offering. Last we heard, it was coming out on January 19.