HMD Global launched three budget-level Nokia smartphones in India last month — the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. The Nokia 5 was launched at Rs 12,899 and will not be available either on Amazon or Flipkart.
At the time of the launch event, it was announced that the device will only be available in the offline markets and the pre-bookings for the device were scheduled to start on July 7, 2017.
Android-based Nokia phones were first unveiled by HMD Global — who currently own the license to brand and distribute Nokia phones — at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona earlier this year.
The device will be available in four colours — Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper.
So, if you’re looking to buy the Nokia 5, you’ll need to find the nearest Nokia phone dealer in your area and pre-book and purchase the device there.
Vodafone customers will get 5GB data per month at Rs 149 per month for 3 months on their Nokia 5. Consumers will also get Rs 2500 off (Rs. 1800 on hotels and Rs 700 off on domestic flights) on Makemytrip.com
Display: The Nokia 5 comes with a 5.2-inch HD display
Processor: It is powered by Snapdragon 430 chipset
Memory and Storage: The device features 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage
Camera: The Nokia 5 sports a 13MP rear and 8MP front camera
Battery and OS: It is backed by a 3000mAh battery and runs on Android Nougat.
Nokia re-entering the Indian market with budget-sized devices makes a lot of sense since their first aim here is to rebuild their ‘reliable’ brand image in the country.
The feedback these devices receive will be a yardstick to take forward Nokia’s strategy to make a stronghold in developing nations like India once again.
Spec Recap of Nokia 6 and Nokia 3
The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC, features 4GB RAM, 64GB built-in storage, sports a 16MP rear and 8MP front camera, backed by 3000mAh battery and runs on Android Nougat.
The unibody Nokia 6 is made of a single block of aluminium 6000 series and hence will be as sturdy a device that the brand name is known to produce.
It will come for a price of Rs.14,999 and will be available exclusively via Amazon in four colours — Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper. Registrations open on July 14, 2017.
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.
It will come for a price of Rs 9,499 and has been available only in the offline markets in four colours — Matte Black, Silver White, Tempered Blue and Copper White — from June 16, 2017.