Finally, after a long wait, the highly anticipated smartphone launch event has taken place at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, where the HMD Global has launched new Nokia Android phones as well as the refreshed Nokia 3310 most popular feature phone.
At the event, the company showcased 4 devices Nokia 3310, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 which is already selling in China and 3 out of 4 devices runs on the latest and the sweetest Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system.
Coming to the new Android devices, Nokia 3 is going to be the most affordable Android smartphone from Nokia this year which is going to be priced at 139 Euros (Rs. 9,782/- or $146 USD). Nokia 3 sports a 5.0-inch IPS LCD HD (1280 x 720) display along with 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass display. This phone is going to be powered by a MediaTek MT6737, Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage which can also be expanded up to 128GB.
There is an 8-Megapixel rear auto-focus f/2.0 camera with LED flash, and for selfies, there is a similar size 8-Megapixel autofocus shooter with similar f/2.0 aperture.
Nokia 3 packs a 2650 mAh battery and in terms of connectivity it is having micro USB v2.0 port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Apart from the Nokia 3 handset, one another new Android smartphone announced was the Nokia 5. Priced at 189 Euros (Rs. 13,301/- or $199) Nokia 5 comes with almost identical specifications as well as the design as the Nokia 6. But the only difference here is regarding the display size. Unlike the Nokia 6 which comes with a 5.5 FHD display, the Nokia 5 sports a 5.2-inch HD 720p sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass display. It is having the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. There is a 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage and it also supports microSD card up to 128GB.
It is equipped with a 13-Megapixel rear auto-focus camera with dual tone LED flash, and for selfies, it is having an 8-Megapixel shooter.
Nokia 5 gets all its power from a 3000 mAh non-removable battery and is going to come in 4 different colour options.
The company has announced to launch these new devices in Q2 2017 in selected markets including India, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Nokia 3 And Nokia 5 Key Specifications
5.0” HD (1280 x 720) Display
|5.2” HD (1280 x 720) Display|
Sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass
MediaTek MT6737 Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor
|2GB RAM, 16GB Storage, MicroSD up to 128GB|
2GB RAM, 16GB Storage, MicroSD up to 128GB
|8MP Front, 8MP Rear Camera|
8MP Front, 13MP Rear Camera
Android 7.0 (Nougat) Operating System
Fingerprint Scanner: No
|Fingerprint Scanner: Yes|
|2560 mAh Battery|
3000 mAh Battery