With Nokia smartphones making a comeback under HMD global, who own the license to brand and distribute the Nokia phones are gearing up to launch the Nokia smartphones in India. There are some dates doing rounds in the industry, which point at a launch date of around early July for the four smartphones from Nokia – Nokia 3319, Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in India. Nokia devices were first unveiled to the public in MWC 2017 held in Barcelona.
The first clues about the tentative launch date was revealed by Ajay Mehta, President of HMD India in an interview with Times of India, where he said –
“The three android based smartphones and 3310 feature phone will be released in the Indian market by the end of Q2, 2017”
End of second quarter points at Early July which will be the expected time for the Nokia devices to enter the Indian market. HMD global has launched their first device, the Nokia 6 in China which saw a record number of pre-orders of 250,000 within the first 24 hours. With India having a very nostalgic appeal to Nokia smartphones, we can expect the numbers being close to the ones in China or even being shattered here.
All the devices from HMD and Nokia come with great specifications to target the specified segment in which they will be launched at hoping that HMD Global will be pricing the devices right, let us have a look at the specifications in brief of all the devices.
Nokia 6 specifications India:
It comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD display, powered by Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB Storage and 4GB of RAM and 64GB built-in storage variants. The Nokia 6 sports a 16MP rear and 8MP front facing camera. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Nokia 5 Specifications India:
It comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD display, powered by Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB built-in storage variants. Nokia 5 sports a 13MP rear and 8MP front facing camera. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Nokia 3 Specifications India:
It comes with a 5-inch HD display powered by MediaTek MTK6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB built-in storage. The Nokia 3 sports an 8MP rear and front facing cameras. It runs on Android Nougat 7.0 OS and is powered by a 2650mAh battery.
Nokia 3310 specifications India:
The Nokia 3310 can be called a feature phone and a smartphone on whole, it comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display with 16MB built-in memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB using microSD card. It sports a 2MP rear camera and powered by a 1200mAh battery.
With the feature phone segment in India still going strong with almost half the number of phones being used are feature phones, Nokia 3310 has a strong user base to cater to and with the nostalgic feeling it holds, there will be many who will buy the smartphone just for using the phone once again and relieving their past.