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Nokia Releasing Updated ‘Brick’ Phone

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Still as indestructible as it was 20 years ago.

For all the conveniences they offer, smartphones are not the most durable consumer electronics out there. All it takes is one solid drop, and the screens could be permanently cracked, if not outright destroyed. By contrast, the cell phones of yesteryear were basically made of adamantium, enduring drops, impacts, scratches, and more and still trucking right along. Nokia was the king of indestructible brick phones back in the day, and since the 20th anniversary of one of their most beloved models is coming up, they decided to bring it out of retirement.

Nokia announced today that they are releasing a revamped version of their 6310 model cell phone, originally released in 2001 and discontinued in 2005. It’s the ultimate retro phone, built to be just as sturdy as its ancestor while providing a few tweaks for the modern age. It features a 320×240 pixel screen, about double the resolution of the original model, as well as a 1150 mAh removable and rechargeable battery pack that can last for up to 19 hours when being actively used and up to 21 days when left idle.

“The new Nokia 6310 takes the iconic silhouette of the original and brings it up to date with some great new additions such as a large curved screen, improved readability and accessibility, plus a host of classic features you know and love: a wireless FM radio, an impressive battery that can go weeks between charges, and let’s not forget the classic Snake. It’s all built in a tough shell, so it can take life’s bumps. The Nokia 6310 is the familiar phone, for the modern world,” the official description reads.

The new 6310 is available for purchase on Nokia’s website for £59.99. If your dad has been feeling a little overwhelmed with his smartphone lately and just wants to make calls again, you’ve got a perfect holiday gift.