HMD Global, which owns Nokia is hosting a special event on June 13 in India. The company has sent out a press invite where it wants to ‘Save the date’ for June 13. Though the Finnish company has not specified which smartphone will launch at the event, it will possibly unveil the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones. Nokia, the global tech giant, had announced the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 smartphones and the classic Nokia 3310 in January this year. Earlier, HMD Global told NokiaPowerUser that it will be rolling out the entire series of smartphones in the second quarter of 2017.
The phones were scheduled to be released in almost 120 markets, and all at the same time. The company in a statement to NPU had said, “HMD has ambitious plans to release Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in 120 markets at the same time in Q2 2017. This is ambitious because HMD is de facto a start-up, though it has support from Nokia and Foxconn.” On queries regarding the launch of the new phones, Nokia had replied to many Twitter users: ” As mentioned, we’re aiming to release worldwide in Q2 2017 (April – June). We can’t be more specific than this.” Nokia Mobile, last month, had earlier tweeted, “@nokiamobile: We’re aiming to release worldwide in Q2 2017 (April – June) at an affordable price and great quality.
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Also, Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3, and Nokia 3310 (2017 version) have all been spotted online on UK retailer Clove’s website as well as on Austrian mobile retailer ComStern already. Meanwhile, Nokia 3310 was recently found listed in an online mobile retailer website in India, called ‘OnlyMobiles.com’ and was priced at Rs 3,899.
HMD had unveiled the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 smartphones, alongside the worldwide release of Nokia 6 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It claimed that the comeback with Nokia 6 smartphone has been a hit as it was sold out in 23 seconds in China in its first sale. It added that customer satisfaction has been 97 per cent. At the MWC event, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri had said, “We’ve achieved many things in our 150-year history. One thing for us is to create technology that will help connect the world.” Apart from the phones, the company also talked about Ozo, their 360-degree camera for virtual reality.
The Nokia 3 smartphone has a 5-inch HD display, Gorilla Glass, and comes with an 8MP selfie camera. It has been priced at 139 Euros. All of these devices will be available from the second quarter of the year. All these phones run the latest pure Android Nougat. Nokia 6 has a special art black version which looks glossy just like the iPhone 7 Jet Black. Meanwhile, Nokia 5 device has a smaller 5.2-inch display. It comes in blue, copper, black and silver colours and has been priced at 189 Euros.
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Nokia had already launched the Nokia 6 smartphone in China, the first phone after the brand was acquired by HMD Global. But the company is aggressively making a foray into the global market again. When it comes to specifications the Nokia 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card). It has dual amplifier speaker with Dolby Atmos technology for sound output. Nokia 6 features a 16MP PDAF rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front camera. It is backed by a powerful 3,000 mAh battery.The home button in Nokia 6 doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. It is a 4G-enabled smartphone that supports Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS and USB-OTG. According to a press statement by HMD Global, more Android smartphones will be unveiled in H1 2017.