Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 India launch: Expected price and specifications

HMD Global, the Finnish tech firm responsible behind the manufacturing of the Nokia-branded smartphones, is finally bringing the Nokia 6, 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones in India today. The company has already launched the feature phone Nokia 3310 at Rs 3310 in the country. The three new smartphones were introduced back in late February during the MWC 2017 conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Launch details
The launch event will be taking place in New Delhi, India at 12PM. At the event the firm will be revealing the prices and availability details of the three Nokia handsets. The Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are already listed on the company’s India website with specifications.
Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 expected price
Although there is no word on the pricing of the three smartphones, past rumours and leaks have indicated the Nokia 6 to cost under Rs 16,000, while the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are said to be priced under Rs 12,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. In the given price segment, the devices are likely to take on competitors coming from Motorola and Xiaomi.
The prices of the handsets outside India were announced at MWC 2017. At the event it was revealed that the Nokia 6 starts at EUR229 (roughly Rs 16,100). Its special edition costs EUR299 (roughly Rs 21,000). The Nokia 5 is priced at EUR189 (roughly Rs 13,300) while the Nokia 3 sports a price tag of EUR139 (roughly Rs 9,700).
Specifications
On the specifications front, the trio offer pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS experience and come with Google Assistant built-in.
The Nokia 6 by HMD Global supports dual-SIM cards and has a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass coating and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with Adreno 505 GPU and 4GB LPDDR3 RAM. The website listing says the Arte Black version to come with 4GB RAM while other colour variants may come with 3GB RAM.
On the storage front, the Nokia 6 comes with an inbuilt 64GB storage (for Arte Black, rest get 32GB storage), which can expanded via a microSD card up to 128GB.
On optics front, Nokia 6 is powered by a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Phase Detection Autofocus and f/2.0 aperture. There is also an 8MP front-facing camera with 84-degree wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture.
The 4G LTE -supporting Nokia 6 comes with Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, USB OTG and Wi-Fi as connectivity options and packs a 3000mAh battery. The smartphone measures 154 x 75.8 x 7.8mm, has dual speakers powered by Dolby Atmos tech, 3.5mm headphone jack and a fingerprint sensor at the front on the home button.
The Nokia 5 has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 720×1280 pixels resolution. The display is coated with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. The smartphone sports a 6000-series Aluminium built and will come in four colour variants – Tempered Blue, Copper, Black and Silver. The smartphone has 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 will be powering the smartphone. The Android 7.1 Nougat-based handset has a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2 aperture along with an 8MP front-facing camera with 84-degree wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture.
The Nokia 5 is backed by the same 3,000 mAh battery and sports the same connectivity features as the Nokia 6.
The least powerful of the lot, Nokia 3 , features the same built as the Nokia 5, but has a smaller 5-inch IPS display with HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution. The handset sports an 8MP autofocus front and back camera sensors with f/2.0 aperture. Powered by the quad-core MediaTek MT6737, the Nokia 3 includes 2GB RAM with 16GB expandable storage. It is backed by a 2630mAh battery and sports a polycarbonate back along with an aluminium frame.
NOKIA 6 SPECIFICATIONS
SUMMARY
performance
Octa core
display
5.5″ (13.97 cm)
storage
32 GB
camera
16 MP
battery
3000 mAh
ram
3 GB
SPECIAL FEATURES
fingerprint sensor position
Front
other sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor
Yes
GENERAL
quick charging
No
operating system
Android v7.1 (Nougat)
sim slots
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
model
6
launch date
June 22, 2017 (Expected)
brand
Nokia
network
4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor
Yes
MULTIMEDIA
loudspeaker
Yes
audio jack
3.5 mm
PERFORMANCE
chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
graphics
Adreno 505
processor
Octa core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53
architecture
64 bit
ram
3 GB
DESIGN
build material
Case: AluminiumBack: Aluminium
thickness
7.8 mm
width
75.8 mm
height
154 mm
colours
Black, Blue, Silver, Copper
DISPLAY
display type
IPS LCD
screen to body ratio
71.27 %
pixel density
401 ppi
screen protection
Corning Gorilla Glass
screen size
5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
screen resolution
Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screen
Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
STORAGE
internal memory
32 GB
expandable memory
Yes Up to 128 GB
usb otg support
Yes
CAMERA
settings
Exposure compensation, ISO control
aperture
2.0 F
camera features
Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
image resolution
4616 x 3464 Pixels
autofocus
Yes
shooting modes
Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution
8 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisation
No
flash
No
video recording
1920×1080 @ 30 fps
BATTERY
user replaceable
No
type
Li-Polymer
capacity
3000 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
wifi
Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
wifi features
Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth
Yes v4.1
usb connectivity
microUSB 2.0
nfc
Yes
network support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps
Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1
4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim 2
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
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