HMD Global unveiled Nokia range of devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. HMD Global’s CEO Arto Nummela was introduced by Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri, who spoke about the future of Nokia brand. The company’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, took the stage and made it clear that the Nokia Android phones will be defined by premium build quality, great cameras, and amazing design, and added that premium design should not be limited to high-end smartphones.
The iconic Nokia 3310 Reboot was the highlight of the event. HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 3310 with a modern twist. The feature phone will come with a 22-hour talk-time and a month long stand-by time. The coloured-screen phone relies on 2.5G connectivity, and is powered by the S30+ operating system. It even comes with a 2MP camera on the rear. It also comes with the classic Nokia ringtone and a modern version of the classic game Snake pre-loaded. It will be priced at 49 Euros (around Rs. 3,500).
Nokia 6, which was exclusive to China was also launched for the Global markets. The device will be priced at 229 Euros (Rs. 16,000 approx.). The company also announced Nokia 6 Arte Black, a special edition handset that bumps the specs but costs 299 Euros (Rs. 21,000 approx.).
The company also made the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 budget Android phones official at the event. All of the phones will be running the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, meaning the phones will get monthly security updates and come equipped with Google Assistant.
Nokia 5, features a 5.2-inch HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, and 8-megapixel camera with autofocus. It is priced at 189 Euro (Rs. 13,000, approx). Nokia 3, on the other hand, comes with a 5.-inch HD (720p) display, MediaTek 6737 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera. Nokia 3 costs 139 Euro (Rs. 9,500, approx), and is aggressively priced.
All the smartphones will have a solid aluminum built. The Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 have a full metal body, while the Nokia 3 gets a polycarbonate shell on the rear.
HMD Global in a statement said that Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 3310 (2017), and Nokia 6 will be launched in India, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Europe in Q2 2017.