HMD Global announced the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 in India last month. The affordable Nokia 3 went on for sale, while the Nokia 5 is up for preorders in offline stories, and the Nokia 6 will be up for preorders starting July 14 on Amazon India. Nevertheless, HMD did not announce the exact sale date of the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, which is annoying.
Rumours are rife that the devices will be available for sale by the end of this month. However, HMD has officially issued a statement to NPU saying that the devices will be up for sale by mid-August. The delay in the availability is due to the overwhelming response received for the Nokia 3.
“We are humbled by the response to Nokia 3. Currently, we are ramping up our production for Nokia 3 on priority to meet the existing consumer demand. In the coming week, we will start production of Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 to get them ready for sales start by mid-August,” says HMD.
For the unaware, the Nokia 3 recently went on for sale at Rs. 9,499 and has been a huge hit, even though the phone packed entry-level specifications. The same happened with the Nokia 3310 as well. HMD announced that the Nokia 3310 would be from May 18. However, the feature phone was not available until the first week of June.
Same as the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5 is also an offline exclusive model. The Nokia 5 shares a lot of similarities with the Nokia 6 and also called as the smaller version of Nokia 6. The Nokia 5 has a 5.2-inch HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. The aged chipset works in tandem with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable with microSD card).
Nokia has added a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and dual-LED flash. The phone comes with an 8MP front-facing camera.
The Nokia 6 is the premium smartphone of the three, and it looks gorgeous with its unimetal body design built by 6600 Series Aluminium. The Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection. Under-the-hood, is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Nokia did not unveil the 4GB of RAM variant in India.
The smartphone comes with a 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. Up front, there’s an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The device is armed with a 3000mAh battery, which also has fast charging support.
Both the smartphones arrive with Android 7.1.1 Nougat update and are backed by a 3000mAh battery. Connectivity options in the devices include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and micro USB port.
The Nokia 5 is priced at Rs. 12,899, while the Nokia 6 will be sold at Rs. 14,999.
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