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Nokia’s Android smartphones could launch this month in India

Nokia could reportedly release its Android smartphones, the Nokia 6, 5 and 3 in second week of June

Nokia had revealed that it would be bring three Android-powered smartphones in the second quarter (May-June) of 2017 in India, but never confirmed their release date for the market.

Now a new report by a National Daily suggests that the three Nokia models could be released in the country on June 13. According to the report, the company will release ‘Save the dates’ teaser, inviting media houses, on/around June 8.

Nokia unveiled Nokia 6, 5 and 3 along with a revamped Nokia 3310 at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in February.

HMD Global, a Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to market the Nokia brand, begun selling the Nokia 3310 (2017) in India last month at Rs 3,310. It is the only smartphone currently released by the company in the Indian market.

All three Nokia smartphones comes in the mid-range category.

Nokia 6

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080) display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, which can further be expanded via microSD card, a 16MP rear camera and a 8MP front camera.

In its new offering, HMD is rolling out a limited edition glossy Arte Black variant, which will come with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option. The Nokia 6 will be available for €229 (approx. Rs 16,000).

Nokia 5

It features a 5.3-inch HD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor and Adreno 505 GPU, coupled with 2GB RAM and have 16GB storage option, 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper– the Nokia 5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189 (approx. Rs 13,300).

Nokia 3

It features a 3-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, powered by MediaTek MTK 6737, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The front and rear camera have both 8MP sensors. The device will feature four colours—Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White—and will retail at an affordable price, compared to the other two, of €139 (approx. Rs 9,800).

All the Nokia-branded smartphones will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

The Nokia 3310 was well known among mobile users worldwide and the Finnish start-up HMD Global played Nokia 3310 (2017) as its ace card against all the smartphone vendors to gain a foothold in the market. But the release of Nokia 6, 5 and 3 under the Nokia brand will actually determine the success of the firm behind the project.


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