Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 Android phones launched in India, Pricing starts at Rs. 9,499

As we all know, Nokia has made a come back with their announcements at the MWC earlier this year. And while many of us are either relishing and bragging about having procured a 3310 or trying to hunt down one without a premium bribe on it, Nokia has landed 3 more devices into India, smartphones this time around – Nokia 3, 5 and 6. These would be the entry-level to mid-ranger phones but of a different sort. What sort do you ask? Let us give you a quick view of what these phones bring and their pricing:

Nokia 3

Smallest of the three, the Nokia 3 comes with a 5-inch HD screen with Gorilla Glass protection and is built off polycarbonate and hint of aluminium in its rock-solid build that has a thickness of 8.5mm. Under the hood, it packs a MediaTek Quad-core MT6737 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and Mali 720 GPU. With 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, the phone can take up to 256GB of additional memory via a microSD card on a dual hybrid SIM tray. Packing a 2650mAh non-removable battery, the Nokia 3 packs an 8MP camera on the rear as well as the front with f/2.0 aperture. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1, close to the stock version. Price: Rs. 9,499

Nokia 5

Nokia 5

The Nokia 5 comes with a 5.2-inch HD screen with Gorilla Glass protection again built of polycarbonate and aluminium in its build, with a thickness of 8mm. Under the hood, the Nokia 5 packs a Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and Adreno 505 GPU. With 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, the phone can take up to 256GB of additional memory via a microSD card on a dual hybrid SIM tray. Packing a 3000mAh non-removable battery, the Nokia 5 packs a 13MP camera on the rear and 8MP shooter on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1, close to the stock version. Price: Rs. 12,899

Nokia 6

Nokia 6The most premium of the releases so far comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, 2.5D curved glass with Gorilla Glass protection and is built like one solid tank with lots of aluminium going into it. It has a strong reminiscence with the back in the day Lumia phones. This is the only phone in the line-up with a fingerprint scanner that is studded at the front bottom. The 6 comes with a thickness of 7.9mm.

Under the hood, the Nokia 6 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and Adreno 505 GPU. With 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, the phone can take up to 256GB of additional memory via a microSD card on a dual hybrid SIM tray. Packing a 3000mAh non-removable battery, the Nokia 6 packs in a 16MP camera on the rear and 8MP shooter on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. There is also a 4GB RAM with 6GB ROM variant of this phone. Price: Rs. 14,999

All three phones are stipulated to get monthly Android (Security) updates and at least one Android update. Though the specifications don’t turn heads, the build of the phone certainly gives a satisfactory feeling. Nokia says its more of the experience it provides with the stock Android OS and the stability of the overall product rather than do a specs war. At a first glance the phones do come off as pricey but we will have to wait and see how they are received especially with the likes of Xiaomi and Lenovo and even Moto having captured the entry to mid-range smartphones market.

Availability – The Nokia 3 and 5 will be exclusively sold offline across 80,000+ retail outlets whereas the Nokia 6 will be exclusively available on Amazon.in and registration for same starts from 14th July. As a part of launch offer, there will be a cashback of Rs. 1000 for Amazon Prime members along with some Kindle offer. For after sales support, the company has planned to setup Nokia Care service centres in more than 300 cities with Pick Up Drop facility in 100 cities.

Cosmic Paladin

Cosmic Paladin is a Tech Enthusiast and a Gadget Freak! From Nokia 3310 from back in the day to OnePlus One today, he has used tons of devices and has dived deep into the nuances of what it takes to make a good phone. As a Product Manager building enterprise mobile and web apps, his passion is music, photography and tech blogging!

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