Nokia 3120 Classic Launched In India


Nokia has recently announced a new multimedia quad-band GSM mobile phones, Nokia 3120 Classic in India, featuring 16-Million Color TFT display, 2.0 Megapixels camera with 4X zoom, video recording, MP3 Media player, FM Radio, bluetooth connection and fast EDGE and 3G connectivity.

The new quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 MHz network ready, and Dual-band WCDMA 850, 2100 / 900, 2100 / 850, 1900 networks ready Nokia 3120 Classic mobile phone is equipped with 2.0-inch 240 x 320 pixels TFT color display capable of 16-Million colors and comes with 24-MB internal shared memory allowing 2000 number phonebook and upto 20 received, 20 dialed and 20 missed calls records.

The Nokia 3120 is also equipped with microSD memory card slot offering maximum of 4-GB expandable memory.


The Nokia 3120 Classic mobile phone also features 2.0 megapixel fixed focus digital camera with 4x digital zoom, allowing maximum of 1600 x 1200 pixels still picture resolution and it also offers video(QCIF) Video Capture and playback. The camera allows many preset settings including white balance, three quality levels and many picture effects. The still pictures can be shot in both portrait and landscape modes and there is a option for sequence shots.

The Nokia 3120 Classic phone also features integrated Media Player which supports MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+, enhanced AAC+. H.263, H.264, WMA media files.

Running Symbian’s S40 operating system the new Nokia 3120 Classic mobile phone sports multi-functional 5-way navigation key and it also offers Video streaming (3GPP), integrated FM stereo radio (no recording) and it full-screen view finder. FM stereo radio supporting Visual Radi.

Available in white, deep red, brown, blue, black and bronze the new multimedia Nokia 3120 Classic mobile phone along with standard GPRS Multislot Class 10 connection also offers faster data transfer options using  EDGE Multislot Class 10, 236.8 kbps speed connection.

In addition, the Nokia 3120 Classic handset also sports integrated Bluetooth v2.0 for wireless, and USB v2.0 miniUSB port for wired connectivity.

Other features of Nokia 3120 classic mobile phone includes WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser, wide range of ringing tones including 64 polyphonic MIDI, MP3, AAC/eAAC+, AMR audio clips, and video ringtones, DRM (Digital Rights Management) release 2.0, XHTML browser, Java MIDP 2.0, and Macromedia Flash Lite 2.0 software, voice recording and Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging, for recording and sending voice messages.

The new Nokia 3120 Classic mobile phone comes with a standard 1000 mAh (BL-4U) battery which provides up to 3 hours of talktine and up to 300 hours of standby time on full charge.

Weighing about 85 grams, the new Nokia 3120 Classic handset is quite handy with compact size of 111 x 45 x 13 mm.

 Key features

Surf the web, send email, and download content over a high speed 3G* connection

  • A classic and durable handset based on the user-friendly S40 platform
  • Take quality photos using the 2-megapixel camera with flash
  • View pictures and videos on the 2″ TFT QVGA display supporting up to 16 million colors
  • Listen to your favorite music on the integrated MP3 player and stereo FM radio

*Where networks allow

  • 2-megapixel camera with flash
  • High-quality video recording and playback
  • Video telephony

Music Player supporting MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+

  • FM stereo radio supporting Visual Radio
  • Java™ MIDP 2.0 games and applications

WAP 2.0, XHTML browser over HTTP/TCP/IP stack

  • Opera Mini browser (pre-loaded)
  • DARP (SAIC version 2)
  • OMA DRM 2.0 for secure music distribution services
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 2.5 mm AV and 2.0 mm charger connectors
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Full OMA Client provisioning
  • PC TWIN with USB
  • CSD for browsing and as a data modem
Data transfer

       EDGE (EGPRS) MSC 32

  • Local/remote SyncML data sync
  • Java and Symbian applications available from the Nokia Software Market
  • Firmware update over the air (FOTA)
  • 2″ TFT QVGA display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution and up to 16 million colors.
  • Full screen viewfinder
  • Two-way video calling
  • Push email client with attachments support
  • MMS 1.2 for sharing pictures (300kB MMS size)
  • Instant messaging
  • 24 MB user memory and a microSD card slot supporting up to 4GB
Offline and demo modes

Flight and demo mode

Operating frequency

GPRS: MSC 32 (850/900/1800/1900)

  • Quad-band GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Dual-band WCDMA 850,2100 / 900,2100 / 850,1900
Personal information management (PIM)
  • Contacts, organizer with calendar, to-do list, alarm clock, and countdown timer (normal and interval timer)
Power management



Talk time



1000 mAh

up to 2 hrs 45 mins (WCDMA) and up to 3 hrs 20 mins (GMS)

up to 300 hrs (WCDMA) and up to 300 hrs (GSM)

Operation times vary depending on the network and usage.

  • Video, True Tones, AAC ringtones, 128-chord polyphony tones
  • Themes including, for example, animated wallpapers, screensavers, and color schemes
  • Nokia 3120 classic device
  • Nokia Battery BL-4U
  • Nokia Compact Charger AC-3
  • Nokia Headset HS-40 (HS-47 in China)
  • User guide

Volume: 60 cc

  • Weight: 85g
  • Dimensions: 111.3mm x 45.4mm x 13.4mm
  • IHF for push to talk and a loudspeaker for handsfree talking
  • Push-to-Talk (Nokia PoC 1.1)
  • Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging (AMS)
  • Voice commands and voice recording
  • S40 user interface
  • Large and easy to use keypad
  • Personalization of navigation keys
  • Comfortable in your hands
  • Clear and easy to read high resolution display
  • Easy access to the most used functions
  • Active standby screen
  • Five-way scroll, two soft keys, and send and end keys

 Key features of the Nokia 3120 

Weight 3.50 oz   (99g)
Dimensions 4.01″ x 1.69″ x 0.60″   (102mm x 43mm x 15mm)
Form Factor Bar
Internal Antenna
Battery Life Talk: 4.00 hours
Standby: 288 hours   (12 days)
Battery Type LiIon
850 mAh
Display Type: LCD (Color)
Size: 128×128 pixels
4096 colors / STN
Platform / OS (N/A)
Phone Book Capacity ?
FCC ID PPIRH-50 (Approved Sep 16, 2003)
Alarm Yes
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
Camera Type: Optional Accessory – Still
Changeable Faceplates supports light-up covers / gaming covers flash in sync with games
Custom Graphics wallpapers and animated screen savers
Custom Ringtones Yes
Games Number of games: 3
Beach rally, Snake EX2, Bowling / plus downloadable Java games
High-Speed Data Technology: GPRS
class 6
Java (J2ME) up to 64 kB per application
MMS up to 45 kB per message
Multiple Languages Yes
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9
Ringer Profiles can be set activate / de-activate at certain times
Soft Keys Number of keys: 2
Speaker Phone Yes
Text Messaging 2-Way: Yes
supports concatenated (long) SMS – up to 885 characters
Text Messaging Templates Yes
Wireless Internet WAP 1.2.1 / supports xHTML, JPEG, PNG

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