The much-awaited announcements are here. HMD Global, the parent company of Nokia at the ongoing MWC 2017 tech show in Barcelona, Spain announced the rumoured Nokia phones- the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. Also, the Nokia 6, which was announced last month now goes global with a price tag of $241 (approx. Rs. 16,059). The company announced a new special edition of the Nokia 6, the Art Black colour variant, which retails for $315 (approx. Rs. 20,300).
The second Nokia-branded Android phone after the Nokia 6 is the Nokia 5, which is a stripped down version of the Nokia 6. The Nokia 5 boasts of a 5.2-inch display and gets a 2GB RAM and Snapdragon 430 SoC under-the-hood. That said, the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 differs a lot in terms of design as the latter is entirely built of aluminum, whereas the Nokia 5 has slightly curved edges.
Another major announcement at the Nokia event is that all the Nokia phones will boot ‘Pure Android.’ The Nokia 5 also runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has a 13MP camera at the rear. The front-facing camera on the phone is of 8MP with the wide-angle lens. The Nokia 5 will ship with a price tag of $199 (approx. Rs. 13,261).
The Nokia 5 also has a sibling in the form of Nokia 3, and it is the third Android phone from the Finnish company. So, if the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 are mid-range phones, the Nokia 3 fills the company’ shoes in the entry-level segment. The Nokia 3 has a 5-inch display and is powered by an MTK 6737 quad-core chipset, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The phone is made up of plastic and has a metal frame rounding the edges.
The Nokia 3, same as the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 also boots the pure version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat and ships with a price tag of $147 (approx. Rs. 9797) and will available in four color options: blue, silver, matte black, and copper. So, these are the three Android-powered Nokia phones for now. Nokia informed that all the three phones would start shipping globally from Q2 2017 and there’s no speaking about Indian price of the phones, though.
Here’s the most awaited phone of all. Supporting the rumors and leaks, Nokia has announced the old-age Nokia 3310 feature phone and yeah, it has the iconic Snake game as well. HMD Global promises that the Nokia 3310 will be as durable as the 2000’s Nokia 3310 and offers an incredible 22 hours of talk time. Now, there’s a micro USB port in the Nokia 3310, instead of the small pin. The new Nokia 3310 costs 50 Euros, which is equivalent to Rs. 3600. Moreover, this iconic phone will also start shipping from Q2 2017.
However, Nokia decided to not include the 4G connectivity nor the VoLTE support in the phone, which is a big disappointment and the phone just has support for 2G. Moreover, the Nokia 3310 will be available in single SIM and dual SIM variants.
That’s it from Nokia’s end for the MWC 2017. Rumours say that HMD Global is planning to launch all the aforementioned phones in India in May this year. What do you think of these Nokia phones? Will you get any of these Nokia phones when they land in India? Let us know in the comments below.
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