Nokia 3310, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 To Launch Globally Including India in April
The Nokia generation may start to rejoice, as the Finnish brand led by HMD global will launch the Nokia lineup in India and Globally by April end. The Nokia 3, and Nokia 5 which were announced at MWC 2017 join the Nokia 6 as Nokia’s first Android smartphones to go on sale globally. The return of Nokia has already gotten many manufacturers worried and a lot of enthusiasts excited. The Nokia 3310 will join the Android based Nokia 3, 5 and 6 when they launch later in April.
While pricing for the Indian market is not finalised the Nokia 3310 is expected to come to market for a price of Rs. 3599 , while the Nokia 3, Nokia 4 and Nokia 6 will maintain pricing equivalent to global pricing, ensuring people only buy officially through the right channels.
Moving forward HMD global led Nokia phones will launch in India at the same time as the rest of the world allowing for the company to penetrate markets where their brand name and recall is strong. The company has already started to re-activate it’s intensive Service and Support network in the country, as news comes in that most service providers who had worked with Nokia in the past are ready to get back on board with the brand, despite the big blackout of several years.
If HMD is able to launch the new Android devices at prices that match global sale prices of Nokia phones, and manages the resurrect the strong and reliable service network of Nokia, Indian will jump to buy Nokia handsets, especially those with past experiences with the brand.
The company also promises to stay ahead of the Android update cycle and provide updates to their phones in a timely fashion. Maybe this is a comeback that Nokia needs, but, more importantly it is the comeback it deserves.
For specifications the Nokia 3310 runs Series 30+ on a 2.4-inch QVGA display the phone does have a basic 2MP primary camera and supports a microSD card, the new Snake game is already creating headlines. The Nokia 6 on the other hand, packs a 5.5-inch full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC with 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of storage. For cameras the combination of a 16MP rear camera along with an 8MP front camera with 1920 x 1080p video on both. The Nokia 6 runs on a 3000mAh battery and has Dolby Atmos. The Nokia 5 has a smaller 5.2-inch display with 6000-series aluminium shell, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of Storage, the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, but, a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.