Finnish company HMD Global, who now owns the rights to market Nokia products, has launched the first series of Nokia-branded Android smartphones in India.
Nokia first unveiled Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 in late February at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona. Since its launch, Nokia marketing partner HMD Global has been releasing the trio devices to other markets across the globe. The trio have finally arrived in the Indian market.
To recall, Nokia 6 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 an 8MP front camera.
The Nokia 5 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. It will be available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue, and Copper.
The entry-level Nokia 3 features a 5-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.
In the aftermath of millions of Android smartphones infected by malware attacks, Nokia promises to release monthly security updates to all the three devices to provide a safer Android ecosystem, meaning all the Nokia-branded smartphones will be running the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system.
The specifications of the Android-powered smartphones are mid-range, and so is there price.
The Nokia 6 will be exclusively available on the Amazon India at a price of Rs 14,999 from July 14. On the other hand, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will be available through offline stores at a price of Rs 12,899 and Rs 9,499, respectively. While the Nokia 5 will go on sale from July 7, the Nokia 3 will hit the stores on June 16.
The release of the three Android-powered smartphones will determine the success of Nokia in the India’s smartphone market, presently ruled by Samsung and Apple.
Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global, said, “Nokia is a trusted and well-loved brand across the world and especially in India.”
“We intend to break the clutter in a market dominated by undifferentiated products by providing a great user experience while living up to the Nokia brand promise of simplicity, trust, reliability and quality,” he added....