Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Launched At MWC 2017: Specifications, Pricing, Availability
Nokia has finally made a comeback on a global level. The company took the centre stage at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017 event and unleashed two new Android Nougat-powered phones - the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. Both the phones offer the stock Android experience, and it looks like HMD is taking the best approach for wooing the audience who want unadulterated Android experience, just what Motorola offers. Stock Android means no bloatware and OEM-imposed custom UI tweaks. The company also revealed the global availability for the already-known Nokia 6.
Starting with the Nokia 6, that was already announced in China, last month. At the MWC, Nokia has finally made the phone available for global markets with a few add-ons. The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor. The phone features an 8MP wide-angle front-facing camera with autofocus along with a 16MP rear camera with dual tone flash. The Nokia 6 comes packed in an aluminum body with sharp edges. Nokia 6 is priced at 229 euros ($242) and will be up for sale in the Q2. There is also a Glossy back variant with 64GB storage and 4GB of RAM; it will retail at 299 euros ($315).
The next in line is the Nokia's mid-ranger smartphone - the Nokia 5. It comes with a smaller 5.2-inch HD display than the Nokia 6. The phone packs 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The Nokia 5 also comes encased in an aluminum body with curved edges. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and features a 13MP rear camera along with an 8MP front-facing camera. The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery and will be up for sale in Q2 around the world for 189 euros ($199) in Blue, Silver, Matte Black, and Copper colour variants.
The last one in the list is the low-end Nokia 3 smartphone. We can conveniently call it as the most basic one in the lot. The phone features a 5-inch HD display, 16GB internal storage, and 2GB of RAM. It is powered by a MediaTek 6737 quad-core processor. Unlike the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5, this one does not come embodied in metal; it's rear panel is made up of polycarbonate with an aluminum frame around the body. The design and body of Nokia 3 remind us of the Lumia lineup. Regarding price, the Nokia 3 is priced at 139 euros ($147), and it will also go on sale in Q2 along with Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The Nokia 3 will be available in Blue, Silver, Matte Black, and Copper colour variants.
HMD Global and Nokia have not revealed their sales strategy for the US market. They have also not struck a deal with any US carrier like T-Mobile, Sprint, and others. Overall, it looks like a good start for Nokia, with three new Android-powered handsets geared up for global sales.