Nokia’s new Android phones will be manufactured by Foxconn in India: HMD Global head for India

HMD Global announced four new Nokia phones at the MWC 2017 yesterday. Nokia marks its return with three new Android phones – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, and a revamped legendary Nokia 3310. All four new phones won’t hit the markets until the second quarter of this year. At the launch event, Nokia mentioned of working closely with Foxconn to make its new Android phones.

Ajey Mehta, vice president of India at HMD Global, told FoneArena that Nokia’s new Android phones would be manufactured at Foxconn’s India facilities as well. These new Nokia phones running Android are expected to be available in the stores in June. There’s no confirmation about the availability of the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition in India.

HMD Global will be working closely with its network of offline distribution partners and ink deals to sell the phones online as well. Also, HMD Global will set up a network of service centres across India. Almost similar to the ones Nokia had in the last decade.

Take a quick look at the specifications of Nokia’s new Android lineup.

Nokia 6

Nokia 6 Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 2.5D curved glass, 450 nits, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Software: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 with 64-bit octa-core CPU and Adreno 505 GPU
  • Memory & Storage: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, 64GB internal storage, and microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
  • Rear-Facing Camera: 16MP (1.0um sensor and f/2.0 aperture), phase-detection autofocus, dual-tone LED flash, and 1080p video recording
  • Front-Facing Camera: 8MP (1.12um sensor and f/2.0 aperture), 84-degree wide-angle lens
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM with 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 (with A2DP and LE), GPS, USB OTG, and 3.5mm audio jack
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint, Gyro, and Proximity
  • Audio: Dual Stereo Speakers, Dual Smart Amplifiers (TFA9891), and Dolby Atmos
  • Battery & Dimensions: 3000mAh; 154×75.8×7.8mm

Nokia 5

Nokia 5 Specifications:

  • Display: 5.2-inch IPS display with 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass lamination, 720p resolution, and 500 nits brightness
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with Adreno 505 graphics
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, expandable with up to 128GB Micro SD card slot
  • Software: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Rear Camera: 13-megapixel with PDFA, f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel with autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, 84-degrees wide-angle
  • Network: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Connectivity: Micro USB, USB OTG
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, NFC
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm
  • Colours: Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, Copper

Nokia 3

Nokia 3 Specifications:

  • Display: 5-inch display with 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass lamination, 720p resolution, and 450 nits brightness
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 mobile chipset with Mali-T720MP2 GPU for graphics
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, expandable with up to 128GB Micro SD card slot
  • Software: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Rear camera: 8-megapixel with autofocus, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel with autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, 84-degrees wide-angle, and display flash
  • Network: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Connectivity: Micro USB, USB OTG
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC
  • Battery: 2,650 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm
  • Colours: Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White

Due to the popular demand, Nokia will also introduce the new Nokia 3310 for its Indian fans as well.

Nokia 3310

Nokia 3310 specifications:

  • Display: 2.4-inch curved QVGA screen
  • Software: Nokia Series 30+
  • Network: 2G, Dual-SIM
  • Camera: 2MP Camera with LED flash
  • Other features: MicroUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Headphone jack, FM Radio, MP3 player
  • Storage: 16MB, Expandable with Micro SD card
  • Battery: 1200mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm
  • Colours: Warm Red (Glossy), Dark Blue (Matte), Yellow (Glossy), Grey (Matte)

Also, Mehta indicated that the company aims to keep the price lower for the Indian market by manufacturing the phones here and save up on import costs. The Nokia 3310 is priced at Euros 49 (₹2,750 approximately). Meanwhile, the Nokia 3 costs Euros 139 (₹9,818 approximately), Nokia 5 will cost Euros 189 (₹13,350 approximately), and Nokia 6 is priced at Euros 229 (₹16,175 approximately).

Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will be sold in Dual SIM options in India. All three Android phones support 4G LTE’s Band 3 and Band 40. Hence, these phones would be compatible with the 4G services offered by Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and others.

 

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