HMD Global has finally announced the first new Nokia-branded smartphones for the global markets. As revealed in a report recently, the company announced three models at MWC in Barcelona – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6.
The Nokia 6 is essentially the same phone that was announced for the Chinese market in January. However, the global version will arrive with “just” 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Only the Arte Black Special Edition will include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.
The Nokia 5, which slots in between the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 3, features a 5.2-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution and a claimed maximum brightness of 500 nit. It runs on the same Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset as the Nokia 6, but paired with just 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of onboard memory, which can be further expanded via a microSD card. In the camera department, the Nokia 5 packs a 13MP resolution main camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens, phase detection autofocus tech, and a dual-tone LED flash. For selfies, there is an 8MP snapper on the front, with an 84-degree FOV. Rounding off the spec sheet is a 3000mAh capacity battery. The Nokia 5 will be available in Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, and Copper colors at launch.
The Nokia 3 does not come with an aluminum unibody build like the other two handsets. Instead, it uses an aluminum frame in the middle and a soft polycarbonate back. The front is dominated by a 5” 720p display with 450 nits maximum brightness and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor under the hood, paired with 2GB of RAM. Rest of the specs include 16GB of expandable storage, 8MP rear camera with a single LED flash, 8MP selfie camera with an 84-degree FOV lens, and a 2650mAh battery.
All three phones run on Android 7.1 Nougat and are expected to go on sale in the second quarter of the year. The Nokia 6, 5, and 3 smartphones are expected to be priced at $242, $199, and $147, respectively.