We are just ten days away from the world’s biggest mobile event, Mobile World Congress 2017, which is all set to start on February 27 in Barcelona, Spain. So it is not surprising that the internet is abuzz with leaks of some smartphones which are to be announced at MWC. We already have a formal confirmation from HMD Global, Nokia’s parent company to launch a few Android-powered Nokia phones.
The Nokia 6 marks the return of the Finnish company in the smartphone segment. But this is just the beginning. The popular tipster, Evan Blass (@evleaks) now claims that Nokia will announce Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 smartphones and a completely revamped old-age Nokia 3310.
It was earlier reported that Nokia is planning to announce four-to-five Android smartphones by the end of this year and we might see half of them at the MWC 2017 itself.
Nokia 3 is likely to be the company’s entry-level smartphone to compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime and Lenovo K6 Power carrying an affordable price tag. While Blass just hinted the model number, it was folks at the NokiaPowerUser, who revealed the complete specifications of the phone yesterday.
According to NPU, Nokia 3 will feature a 5.2-inch 720p display aided with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and 2GB of RAM. Graphics in the phone will be taken care by Adreno 308 GPU, and the phone will boot Android Nougat out-of-the-box. A 16MP camera is expected to be present at the rear along with a 5MP front-facing camera unit.
The Nokia 5, which was earlier speculated as the Nokia ‘Heart’ is in the news again. Blass just confirmed the existence of the phone, but the same phone was also spotted on a benchmark site.
The Nokia 5 aka Nokia Heart is expected to sport the same 5.2-inch display as the Nokia 3 and might be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC and 3GB of RAM. Not many details about the phone are available apart from the above-mentioned specifications.
A Revamped Nokia 3310 in the Pipeline?
Blass claims that Nokia is working on a revamped variant of the Nokia 3310 and we all know how Nokia 3310 revolutionized the market back in the year 2000. He did not reveal the specifications of the phone, but yeah, a reliable leaker tipping about an old-age feature phone has built a lot of anticipation in the market.
The pricing of all the three phones has leaked online. The Nokia 3 will cost 149 Euro (approx. Rs. 10,549), the Nokia 5 is expected to ship with a price tag of 199 Euro (approx. Rs. 14,089), and the talk-of-the-town feature phone, Nokia 3310 will cost 59 Euro (approx. Rs. 4177). Also, HMD Global will showcase the Nokia 6 smartphone at their booth in MWC 2017.
There is no information regarding the Nokia smartphones launch in India, but HMD Global will surely release the phones in India after their European launch.