Nokia 6310 makes a comeback, Snake game included - but not for New Zealand

The new 20th anniversary edition boasts an impressive three-week battery life.
The new 20th anniversary edition boasts an impressive three-week battery life. Photo credit: Supplied

Kiwis hoping to pick up an updated piece of mobile phone history are in for disappointment as the new 20th anniversary Nokia 6310 isn't going to be stocked in Aotearoa.

The newly updated version has just gone on sale in the UK for £59.99 (NZ$117), but there are currently no plans for it to be sold in this part of the world.

The original 6310 has become iconic and is known as the 'brick phone' for its durability and massive battery life.

Those two functions are an important part of the new redesign too, along with other classics like wireless FM radio and the game Snake.

The battery life is particularly impressive, with the company saying the removable 1150 mAh battery will have around three weeks of standby time and nearly 20 hours of talk time.

The new 6310 has a similar shape to the original, but is slightly bigger, with a curved screen with improved readability and accessibility.

"It's all built in a tough shell, so it can take life's bumps," the company said.

The original had a 1.8-inch 120x160 pixel screen with the anniversary edition sporting a 2.8-inch 320x240 pixel, all colour screen.

The new 6310 will also feature Bluetooth connectivity, a 3.5mm headphone jack and will be charged via another throwback - a Micro USB slot.

It has 8MB of internal storage, 16MB of RAM and supports MicroSD cards up to 32GB in size for those wanting to use it as an MP3 player or to store documents and photos.

But if you're an avid picture taker, it's unlikely to take the place of your regular smartphone. The rear-facing camera is just 0.3 MP, with the flash doubling as a torch.