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25/05/2017 11:21 AM IST | Updated 25/05/2017 11:21 AM IST

Phonemakers Are Ripping Off The Nokia 3310 Design To Ride The Hype

Micromax and Darago are offering similar looking phones.

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Nokia recently released their reincarnation of the iconic 3310 feature phone in India. The phone, which was launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, has been getting a lot of attention. Made by HMD Global which now owns the Nokia brand, the 3310 is available in offline stores for ₹3,310.

With the high amount of hype around the phone, other phonemakers are trying to cash in on the trend by selling phones with a similar design and aesthetics at a cheaper price.

There is the Darago 3310, available in three colours. Priced at ₹799, the phone has a 1.77-inch display with a resolution of 320×240 pixels. It has a 8 GB internal storage capacity, 0.3 MP rear camera with flash, and a 1,050 mAh battery.

Another surprising 3310 knock off comes from Micromax. The X1i-2017 phone has been spotted on Amazon and it has a design that is very similar to the Nokia 3310.

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Micromax's offering has a 2.4-inch display, dual-SIM support, and a 1,300 mAh battery. It has a very basic rear camera as well and is priced at ₹1,399. However, this is not an official listing.

Compared to both the imitators, Nokia 3310 has better specs. The phone is running series 30+ software. It has a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 2-megapixel camera. It has an expandable storage of up to 32 GB with an SD Card. The company claims that the new 3310 has a standby time of 25 days and talk time of 22 hours. The phone is available only offline.

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