Nokia 5 Goes On Sale In India On 15th August Exclusively At Offline Retail Stores
Goes On Sale on 15th August
1080 x 720 px
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Up to 128GB
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
1.2 -micron pixel size
1920 x 1080 px
1.2-micros pixel size
HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 5 will go on sale in India from August 15 in offline retails stores exclusively unlike other Nokia devices which are available online as well. From 15th of August, the Nokia 5 will be available across more than 10 cities in India at select retail outlets.
The Nokia 5 has been launched in 4 colour variants Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper, however, at the start of the sale it’ll only be available in the Matte Black variant. The list of cities where the Nokia 5 will be available starting Tuesday, August 15 in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Calicut while more cities will be added to the list eventually.
The Nokia 5 is priced at Rs 12,499 and sports a 5.5 inch 1080 x 720 px IPS LCD display. The Nokia 5 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and houses a 3,000 mAh battery. It is runs on the Snapdragon 430 chipset with a 1.4GHz octa-core processor and the Adreno 505 GPU along with 2 gigabyte of RAM and 16 gigabyte of onboard storage. The onboard storage is expandable via microSD card up to 128 gigabyte. The Nokia 5 features a aluminium 6000 series back shell that wraps around the edges for a smooth, rounded shape, which the company says is a “perfect fit for those who need great design, specs at its price.”
In terms of the optics, the Nokia 5 features a 13MP rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture, 1.2-micron pixel size and a dual LED flash. On the front is an 8MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture and 1.2-micron pixel size. The rear-facing camera records video in 1920 x 1080 px at 30 FPS. The fingerprint sensor is housed inside the home button which sits under the screen and in between two back-lit capacitive touch navigation buttons. The presence of Gorilla Glass on the screen has not been specified.
The Nokia 5 is another entrant to the crowded budget-friendly Rs. 10,000 – 14,000 category. It will be interesting to see how well the Nokia 5 is received by a country which at one point in time swore by the Finnish brand.