Have you been a Nokia loyalist since mobile phones came to the Indian market? Did the Lumia shut down and Microsoft takeover break your heart? Well, we have some good news. Nokia is back in the mobile phone business with HMD Global. By Jasmine Kaur
Gen-Y smartphones may come and go, but no one can deny the soft spot we have held in our hearts for Nokia. After all, it handheld us through the transition phase from black and white video gaming to rudimentary gaming on cellular phones (like woah! you didn’t need a console to play that snake game); it caught our backs when we broke our heart after a failed teenage relationship; and gave us the social acceptance that came from owning a phone that could be carried outside the house.
Nokia grew up with us and launched smartphones, got taken over by Microsoft and brought innovation, but as luck would have it, it could not survive. When it shut down, something inside of us died. After all, it was the sturdiest phone ever.
The talks of a Nokia relaunch has been going around for some time now, but yesterday, when it launched three brand new smartphone models, we smiled. Nokia 3, Nokia 5 & Nokia 6 are now out in the market, starting today.
Here’s all you need to know before you get your hands on one:
To begin with, Nokia 3 has a plastic body with a 5-inch display and a Corning Gorilla Glass on top for solid protection. While Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch display, a stylish unibody metal design and Corning Gorilla Glass, Nokia 5 is a tad smaller with a 5.2-inch laminated display screen with a Gorilla glass.
All the three new smartphones are running on Android 7 and will make your minds blow.
With 3GB RAM and 16 GB storage (expandable upto 128 GB), the smartphone has got bigger and better. 8MP camera on the front and the back, plus the rear camera has LED flash to help you click amazing pictures even in low-light.
Nokia 5 & 6
Featuring “Sunlight visibility improvement,” and polarizer as its highlight, Nokia 5 & 6 run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front-facing. The upgrade is the fingerprint sensor with a finger print on scanner on the front too. What’s new in Nokia 5 is that it has a single speaker for audio.
Now comes the most important part- what you need to pay. While Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 are priced at 14,999 and Rs 12,899 respectively, Nokia 3 is the cheapest, starting at Rs. Rs 9,499. While Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 will be available offline exclusively in India, Nokia 6 is Amazon India Exclusive.
You can book your phone in advance: 16th June for Nokia 3, 7th July for Nokia 5, and 14th July for Nokia 6.
With so much competition in the telecom industry and smartphones being launched every other day, it is really tough to stay in the game. Let’s see what Twitterati has to say about this.