15/02/2017 1:49 AM AEDT | Updated 15/02/2017 4:27 AM AEDT

The Legendary Nokia 3310 Is 'Set To Be Relaunched This Month'

It’s one of the hardiest handsets ever made and it might just have been the first mobile phone you ever owned

Now the Nokia 3310 is reportedly making a comeback with a modern version launching at Mobile World Congress this month.

That’s according to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass, a reliable leak reporter, who has spoken to a person briefed on the plans.

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The original 3310 gained legendary status for being near-indestructible. Despite going on sale 17 years ago, some handsets are still up and running.

Dave Mitchell, a former soldier, told the Sun earlier this month that his 3310 has been through a washing machine, stamped on and submerged in curry.

But it still works and only needs charging every ten days.

The device will be relaunched by HMD Global Oy, a Finnish manufacturer with the rights to market phones under the Nokia brand, for just €59, Blass reported.

It’s set be a hit with Nokia diehards who want a reliable second mobile to complement their smartphone – or anyone obsessed by Snake.

Blass reported that HMD is also set to unveil a pair of cheap smartphones under the Nokia brand at Mobile World Congress

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