Nokia, on Star Wars Day (May 4), shared a video on YouTube, which features its latest phones like the classic Nokia 3310, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6. This was followed by several queries on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, to which Nokia has replied that the phones will launch in May or June this year. To a query on Twitter, Nokia Mobile replied, “We will be launching globally in the coming months (May-June). Stay tuned for updates!” Meanwhile, Nokia fans in India might get to hear the news pretty soon, as HMD Global which owns Nokia will be hosting an event in New Delhi on May 8. HMD Global’s invite says the company’s chief product officer Juho Sarvikas will be present at the event. The invite doesn’t confirm that it will launch the new Nokia smartphones at this day.
The global tech giant, had first unveiled the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 smartphones and the Nokia 3310 in January. Earlier, only the Nokia 6 was available on the market, but only in China. HMD Global, had announced that the smartphones will be launched in the second quarter this year. HMD Global had told IE and NokiaPowerUser that it will be rolling out the entire series of smartphones in the second quarter of 2017. The phones will 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.”
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On queries regarding the launch of the new phones, Nokia 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.” 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 ‘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.
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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.
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.