All eyes will on HMD Global as it brings back Nokia brands smartphones at MWC later this month. However, the company is also working on feature phones. There were a few reports over the past couple of weeks claiming that HMD Global would bring the iconic Nokia 3310 back. Now, The Indian Express is reporting that the company will launch the Nokia 3310 in India by May 2017.
According to the report, the publication received their information from a dealership in New Delhi. The person, who revealed this information seems to have used the phone before its official unveiling, and claimed that the phone has a completely different design compared to the original Nokia 3310. “It is mind blowing and very beautiful. They have changed the design completely; it’s oval shaped now,” they said. It is also claimed to be offered in multiple colour variants.
The Nokia 3310 is said to be priced somewhere around ₹3,000, but that might turn out to be too costly for a feature phone even though it comes from the good old and trusted brand like Nokia. The source told The Indian Express that the Nokia 3310 would be available in limited quantities as the company is not planning to play the volume game with the feature phone. HMD Global is said to have already started hiring in-shop demonstrators ahead of the release of its phones.
Additionally, the report also claims that HMD Global plans to release the Nokia 6 with a price tag of somewhere around ₹19,000. The device, which was launched last year, was available only in China, but the report claims that it will make it to the Indian shores after MWC 2017. HMD Global is also reportedly planning to launch more phones, including Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and a high-end smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
A lot of consumers are pretty stoked to see Nokia’s comeback, and a some of them have already started inquiring mobile phone shops about Nokia’s return to the market. However, we need to understand that HMD Global is not the same Nokia as we used to know a few years ago. It’s more of a startup, and it needs to tread carefully in today’s global smartphone market with cut-throat competition. HMD Global plans to sell its phones through offline as well as online channels.[Source: The Indian Express]