After a successful launch of Nokia 3310 in May, HMD Global is planning to bring the latest Android powered devices to India. The company has sent out media invites with ‘Save the Date’ for a June 13 event with no details entailing as to what it is about. Although they did mention that a formal invitation will follow soon so we could expect more details soon. It is worth mentioning that the company held an event back in May where they showcased the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 smartphones and hence this might be the date when the three smartphones officially come to India.
Just to recall, all these smartphones were launched along with 3310 back in Barcelona during MWC (Nokia 6 was launched before the conference but was shown along with 3310). HMD Global said in March that the smartphones will be available globally starting Q2, 2017 at an affordable price. It is expected that these smartphones will range between Rs 9,000 and Rs 17,000.
Nokia 3 Specs
Nokia 3 comes with a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display, and a plastic body. This phone runs the MediaTek MTK 6737 processor, comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and has 2650 mAh battery.
Nokia 5 Specs
Nokia 5 has a smaller HD IPS display, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. This phone runs the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, and has a 13MP rear camera along with 8MP front camera. Nokia 5 comes with a 3000 mAh battery and sports an aluminium unibody design as well.
Nokia 6 Specs
Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Nokia 6 has a metal unibody design and a 3000 mAh battery. The phone sports a 16MP rear camera with 8MP front camera as well.
Nokia has said all phones will run stock Android, and get constant security updates which is a good thing. All the devices will be placed in the mid-range market and are supposed to face fierce competition from the likes of Oppo, Xiaomi, Lenovo, and Vivo. They do have an advantage as they carry the Nokia branding but it will be interesting to see how the phone performs in the Indian market which is currently dominated by Chinese companies.