Nokia Announces the new Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Arte Black Edition
At MWC 2017, HMD Global is bringing back Nokia to the smartphone market with the international reveal of the new Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and the international launch of the Nokia 6 and the revisited Nokia 3310 feature phone.
First up, Nokia’s first Android smartphone that was launched in China is now going global. This is the biggest phone amongst the trio, with a 5.5″ FHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage along with microSD expansion and a 3,000 mAh battery. The front camera is an 8MP shooters with a wide angle lens and auto focus, while the rear camera is a 16MP shooter with dual tone flash.
To mark the occasion of the global unveil, Nokia is introducing an Arte Black limited edition Nokia 6 as well The device features a glossy back, and bumps up the RAM to 4GB and storage to 64GB.
The Nokia 6 Standard Edition will retail at €229 ($242), while the Arte Black variant will retail for €299 ($315).
The Nokia 5 brings down most of the specifications from the Nokia 6. The device comes with a 5.2″ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 3,000 mAh battery. The rear camera is a 13MP shooter, while the front is a wide angle 8MP sensor.
The Nokia 5 will retail at €189 ($199).
The smallest of the trio is the Nokia 3, and similarly, has watered-down specifications. This phone has a 5″ display, a MediaTek MT6737 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 2,650 mAh battery. Unlike the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 which are made entirely of aluminum, the Nokia 3 features an aluminum frame and a poly-carbonate back. The camera setup on the Nokia 3 comprises of a 8MP shooter on the front and back.
The Nokia 3 will retail at €139 ($147).
All of the announced smartphones will be made available globally in Q2 2017. In addition to the specs and pricing, HMD Global has also announced that all the three phones will come with the latest Android OS, Android 7.1 Nougat. Nokia will also be committed to providing a pure Android experience. This enables them to commit to monthly security updates as well as quick Android platform updates across the three smartphones.
Nokia also took to stage to announce the refreshed Nokia 3310. This is still a feature phone, with a 2.4″ QVGA color display, dual-SIM capabilities, micro-USB port, Bluetooth 3.0 and microSD card support up to 32GB. The purpose here was to re-imagine a classic Nokia product, and hopefully bring people on board the new Nokia by relying on past experiences and memories.
The Nokia 3310 will retail for €49 ($53)
HMD Global is banking heavily on nostalgia to bring them their first wave of customers. The Nokia 6 has been receiving a positive response in the Chinese market, so it might just as well work around the globe. Notably missing from this event was any mention of a flagship, as all of the devices that were announced fall within the budget category.
We hope Nokia also ventures into the premium market with a true flagship product.
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