The phones start at Rs 9,499. Photograph: (WION)
HMD Global, the new maker of Nokia phones, has finally introduced its portfolio of Android phones in India. Of the three phones launched at an event in New Delhi, the Nokia 3 is the cheapest and is priced at Rs 9,499. The phone will be available in the country from June 16.
The Nokia 5, on the other hand, carries a price tag of Rs 12,899. It will be available in the country from next month. Pre-registrations for the Nokia 5 will begin from July 7. Both the Nokia 3 and the Nokia 5 will be offline-exclusive.
The Nokia 6, which is the top-of-the-line in the portfolio, will come at Rs 14,999 from July. Registrations for the Nokia 6 will start from July 14. Unlike the Nokia 3 and the Nokia 5, the Nokia 6 will be exclusively available on Amazon India.
The Nokia 3, which will compete with the likes of the Redmi Note 4 and the Lenovo K6 Power, has a 5-inch HD display, 8 megapixel rear and front cameras, and an internal storage space of 16 GB. Featuring an aluminum frame, the phone has a polycarbonate body and will be available in four colours - Matte Black, Silver White, Tempered Blue and Copper White.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, the Nokia 5 has a slightly bigger screen than the Nokia 3. Measuring 5.2 inches, the Nokia 5 features a unibody alumium design, 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. Both the Nokia 3 and the Nokia 5 come with 16 GB of internal storage and a slot for microSD card.
The Nokia 6, on the other hand, has a 5.5-inch full HD display, 16 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front camera, 32 GB of internal storage with support for microSD card of up to 128 GB. While all the three phones are dual-SIM handsets with a memory expansion slot, the Nokia 6 includes a hybrid SIM slot, which means it can either accommodate two SIM cards or one SIM card and a microSD card. It is likely to give the Moto G5 Plus a tought fight.
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.
The company is also investing in an after-sales network branded Nokia Mobile Care. According to HMD Global, over 300 cities will have a Nokia Mobile Care presence by June-end. In addition, consumers will have the opportunity to avail a device pick-up/drop service in 100 more cities.