HMD Global, who currently own the license to brand and distribute Nokia phones have revealed tentative dates for the launch of the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 smartphones as well as the reprised version of the iconic 3310.
To much fanfare and nostalgia-driven marketing, all the four devices were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.
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There was no news about their imminent launch in the Indian market but in an interview with the Times of India, Ajay Mehta, President of HMD India has spilt the beans on the tentative release date.
The three android-based smartphones and 3310 feature phone will be released in the Indian market by the end of Q2, 2017 — we can expect it hitting the Indian markets in early July.
Nokia 6 was received well after its initial release in the Chinese market soon after it was unveiled and managed to garner 250,000 pre-orders within the first 24 hours.
The HMD representative also hinted at the launch of more smartphones and feature phones later in the year.
The Nokia 3310 has 16MB of built-in memory which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card, sports a 2MP camera with LED flash, a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 1200mAh battery.
The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC, features 4GB RAM, 64GB built-in storage (with a 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant also available), sports a 16MP rear and 8MP front camera, backed by 3000mAh battery and runs on Android Nougat.
The Nokia 5 comes with a 5.2-inch HD display, powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC, features 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, sports a 13MP rear and 8MP front camera, backed by 3000mAh battery and runs on Android Nougat.
The Nokia 3 comes with a 5-inch HD display, powered by Mediatek MTK 6737 SoC, features 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, sports a 8MP front and rear camera, backed by 2650mAh battery and runs on Android Nougat.
The company is bordering a lot of hopes on developing countries like India where feature phone usage still makes up for almost 45% of the total devices in circulation in the country.