HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones has finally launched the Nokia smartphones in India- the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The latest Nokia smartphones come with Nokia’s flagship craftsmanship and premium design. The Nokia 3 goes for sale on June 16th, while the pre-booking for Nokia 5 will start on July 7th at select mobile retail outlets across key cities such as Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Calicut. Registrations for Nokia 6 sale will start on Amazon from tomorrow onwards, i.e July 14th.

All the new Nokia Smartphones come with Android and not just that, it is pure and bloatware free. Commenting on the launch of the new Nokia smartphones, Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global, said, “Nokia is a trusted and well-loved brand across the world and especially in India. Today’s announcement scripts a new chapter for Nokia phones in this country as we set out to capture the hearts and minds of an entirely new generation of fans through an inspiring and purpose-led approach. The new line-up comprising the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3 is visually stunning and will always be available out-of-the-box with the latest and pure version of Android. 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.” 

Nokia Smartphones Launched in India
Nokia Smartphones Launched in India

Now let’s have a look at what Nokia has got for us, with the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.

Nokia 3

  1. Bright 5-inch HD 2.5D fully laminated and polarized IPS display.
  2. MediaTek MTK 6737 Quad-core processor, coupled with 2 GB RAM.
  3. 8MP autofocus rear camera with f/2 and flash and 8MP autofocus f/2.2 84-degree wide angle front camera.
  4. Clean, clutter free Android Nougat out of the box bringing the latest Android features such as Android Doze.
  5. Regular software updates to keep the phone up-to-date, safe and secure.
  6. 16 GB internal user memory with MicroSD card slot (up to 128 GB support).
  7. 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, NFC.
  8. Sensors available on Nokia 3 include Ambient Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor.
  9. 2630mAh battery.

So, the Nokia 3 is the most affordable along the Nokia smartphones right now having a price tag of Rs. 9,499. And it will be sold only via offline stores across India. The phone is definitely good on paper in terms of optics. But do not expect it to be a beast when it comes to gaming and heavy multitasking. The pure stock Android will let the device run smooth and provide a fluid experience to users. Nokia 3 will retail at a price of Rs. 9,499. However, Vodafone customers will get 5GB data per month for just Rs. 149 per month for 3 months on their Nokia 3. Nokia 3 buyers will also get Rs. 2500 off (Rs. 1800 on hotels & Rs.700 off on domestic flights) on Makemytrip.com.

Nokia 5

  1. Bright 5.2 inch HD fully laminated and polarized screen.
  2. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor, coupled with 2 GB RAM.
  3. 13MP phase detection autofocus rear camera with dual tone flash and f/2, 8MP autofocus front facing camera with f/2 and display flash.
  4. Stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat, out of the box.
  5. Regular software updates to keep the phone up-to-date, safe and secure.
  6. 16 GB internal user memory with MicroSD card slot (up to 128 GB support).
  7. 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, NFC.
  8. Sensors available on Nokia 3 include the Ambient Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), Ecompass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor.
  9. 3000mAh battery.

The Nokia 5 is the mid-ranger among the three models that are available right now. It is a bit upgraded when compared to the Nokia 3, in terms of processor and camera as it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, coupled with 2GB of RAM and sports a 13MP PDAF rear camera with dual tone LED flash and f/2 aperture. In terms of battery, Nokia 5 should last a day easily as it packs a Snapdragon 430 processor and also, it does come with a clean stock Android with features like Android Doze with the Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Nokia 5 is priced at Rs. 12,899 and also, Vodafone customers will get 5GB data per month for just Rs. 149 per month for 3 months on their Nokia 3. Nokia 3 buyers will also get Rs. 2500 off (Rs. 1800 on hotels & Rs.700 off on domestic flights) on Makemytrip.com.

Nokia 6

  1. Bright 5.5-inch IPS LCD full HD 1080p display with a pixel density of 403ppi.
  2. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor, coupled with 3 GB RAM.
  3. 16MP phase detection autofocus rear camera with dual tone flash and f/2, 8MP autofocus front facing camera with f/2 and display flash.
  4. Stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat, out of the box.
  5. Regular software updates to keep the phone up-to-date, safe and secure.
  6. 32 GB internal user memory with MicroSD card slot (up to 128 GB support).
  7. 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, NFC.
  8. Sensors available on Nokia 3 include the Ambient Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor.
  9. 3000mAh battery.

Among all the Nokia smartphones that have been launched today, Nokia 6 is the most premium and offer the best specs in almost every aspect. It has got a 16MP camera instead of the 13MP sensor used in Nokia 5, packs 3GB of RAM and has a bigger full HD display. The Nokia 6 will be sold at a price tag of Rs. 14,999 exclusively via Amazon India. Amazon Prime members will get Rs. 1000 back when they purchase the device using Amazon Pay balance and all Nokia 6 customers get 80% off on Kindle eBooks up to Rs.300. Also on the new Nokia 6, using a single sign-on to pre-installed Amazon apps and deals widget, consumers get easy access to their personalized deals, content, order history, wish list, and shipment update. Amazon Prime Members can also effortlessly access tens of thousands of movies and TV shows, over 3M eBooks, a free one and two-day shipping and so much more. This is not the end- In addition to all these offers, Vodafone customers will get 10GB data per month for just Rs. 249 per month for 5 months on their Nokia 6. Consumers will also get Rs. 2500 off (Rs. 1800 on hotels & Rs.700 off on domestic flights) on Makemytrip.com

Overall, Nokia is promising a lot by providing the pure stock Android experience free from bloatware and also, has promised the availability of after sales service across 300 cities and pickup and drop facility in 100 more cities. Also, users will be able to reach Nokia Mobile care via chat, web and phone call in case they need any kind of support. In terms of sales channel, HMD Global has appointed over 400 distributors in India to support its range of smartphones and feature phones. Through this network, Nokia smartphones and feature phones will be available at more than 80,000 retail outlets across the country.

Now as the pricing has been announced and everything is revealed, either you can register tomorrow on Amazon India for the Nokia 6 sale or wait for Nokia 3 and 5 to arrive at stores. However, the bundled data offer prices may vary a bit across different telecom circles in India.

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