Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and Nokia 3310 will be made in India: Report

 

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 NEW DELHI: HMD Global, the exclusive licence holder of Nokia mobile brand, has just launched four new Nokia phones. The all-new phones — Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and the classic Nokia 3310 — were launched at an event in Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) in Barcelona, Spain.

All the four smartphones are said to go on sale globally, including India, in the second quarter of the year.

Now new reports suggests that the devices that will be sold in the country will be also be made in India. In an interview to a national business daily, HMD global chief executive officer, Arto Nummela said that Foxconn will make all models sold in the market locally.

MWC 2017: 9 hottest smartphones launched

MWC 2017: 9 hottest smartphones launched
Nokia 6
Nokia 3310
Huawei P10 Plus
LG G6
Moto G5 Plus
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Sony Xperia XZs
BlackBerry KEYone
ZTE Gigabit Phone

MWC 2017: 9 hottest smartphones launched

The world’s biggest mobile industry conference Mobile World Congress (MWC) is underway in Barcelona Spain. Every year, companies launch their flagship smartphones, across categories and price brackets, at the event. MWC 2017 is no different. Some of the world’s biggest smartphone brands LG, Huawei, Lenovo, Nokia, Blackberry, Sony and ZTE launched their upcoming smartphones on the sidelines of the event. Here are nine hottest smartphones launched at the event.

Nokia 6

HMD Global announced the global availability of its Nokia 6 smartphone, which was earlier launched in China. In addition, the company launched two more Android-based smartphones – Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. The Nokia 6 will be available in Q2 this year. Some of its key hardware specifications of the handset include a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. For imaging duties, there’s a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing shooter. Backed by a 3,000mAh battery, the Nokia 6 has a starting price of EUR 229 (roughly Rs 16,100).

Nokia 3310

Apart from three new Android-based smartphones, HMD Global also launched a modern version of Nokia’s iconic 3310 feature phone, which originally came out in 2000. The feature phone, which will be made available in Q2 this year, is priced at EUR 49 (approximately Rs 3,400). In terms of specifications, the new Nokia 3310 features a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 2MP rear camera and microSD card support. It’s claimed to have 22 hours of talktime and one month standby time. The reimagined classic phone even comes with a new, colorized version of the hugely popular game Snake.

Huawei P10 Plus

Huawei launched its duo of P10 and P10 Plus flagship smartphones at MWC 2017. Out of the two, the P10 Plus is the more powerful and is also the company’s first smartphone to support 4.5G LTE connectivity. It has a 5.5-inch Quad HD resolution display and is powered by Huawei’s own octa-core Kirin 960 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s also another version that comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of on-board storage. For imaging duties, the smartphone has a dual-camera setup developed in collaboration with Leica. It includes a 20MP module and a 12MP module. There’s also an 8MP selfie-shooter with f/1.9 aperture. Huawei P10 Plus has a starting price of EUR 699 (roughly Rs 49,200).

LG G6

South Korean tech giant LG launched its newest flagship smartphone – G6, at a pre-MWC 2017 event. The handset sports a 5.7-inch ‘FullVision’ Quad HD+ display of 1440×2880 pixel resolution. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and comes with a dual camera setup at the back, comprised of two 13MP modules. There’s also a 5MP front-facing shooter for the selfie lovers out there. LG claims that the G6 is the world’s first smartphone to come with Dolby Vision technology. The premium handset is backed by a 3,300mAh battery.

Moto G5 Plus

Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled its long-rumoured Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones at the ongoing MWC 2017. Of the two, the more powerful Moto G5 Plus packs in a 5.2-inch Full HD resolution display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM. There’s also 32GB/64GB of internal storage, 12MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing snapper and a 3,000mAh battery rounding off the spec sheet. As for the pricing the smartphone is priced at EUR 299 (roughly Rs 21,100).

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony launched the successor to its Xperia XZ smartphone – Xperia XZ Premium, at MWC 2017. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch 4K resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. For imaging, the smartphone comes with a 19MP rear camera and a 13MP front-facing snapper, with a 3,230mAh battery rounding off the spec sheet. Sony Xperia XZ Premium includes stereo speakers for an enhanced audio experience. That said, the price and availability of the handset have not been announced.

Sony Xperia XZs

Besides the high-end Xperia XZ Premium, the company also launched the compact Xperia XZs. The smartphone has a 5.2-inch Full HD resolution display, a 19MP 1/2.3″ primary camera with ‘Motion Eye’ technology, a 13MP front-shooter, 32GB of internal storage and a 2,900mAh battery. Just like the XZ Premium, the price and availability of the XZs have not been announced either.

BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry took the wraps off its new Android smartphone – KEYone, the first handset to be launched after the company collaborated with China-based TCL to manufacture smartphones. The handset will be made available in the US and other selected regions at a price of $549 (roughly Rs 36,500). Some of the key specifications of the smartphone include 4.5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (with microSD card support), 12MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing snapper and a 3,505mAh battery.

ZTE Gigabit Phone

As expected, ZTE launched what it claims to be the first smartphone in the world to come with 5G mobile internet support. Dubbed Gigabit Phone, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 835 chipset and supports download speeds of up to 1Gbps. It can also record 360-degree panoramic VR videos and supports ultra fast downloads of Hi-Fi music and videos.

Nummela added that Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and the Nokia 3310 handsets will be hitting the Indian shelves in June this year. The phones will be available on both online and offline stores. Though Nummela gave no details on the phones’ pricing, the news that the new Nokia devices will be made in India has led to the speculations that their prices will likely be lower than those globally.

The new Nokia smartphones offer pure Android OS experience and come with Google Assistant built-in. The Nokia 6 starts at EUR229 (roughly Rs 16,100). Its special edition costs EUR299 (roughly Rs 21,000). The Nokia 5 has been priced at EUR189 (roughly Rs 13,300) while the Nokia 3 sports a price tag of EUR139 (roughly Rs 9,700). The new Nokia 3310 has been priced at EUR49, which is roughly Rs 3,400.

The new Nokia 3310 runs Series 30+ and features a 2.4-inch QVGA display. There will also be a 2MP camera along with a microSD card slot. The feature phone is said to offer 22 hours talk time and one-month standby time. The device also includes the popular Snake game, upgraded version.

The Nokia 6 includes a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. For imaging duties, there’s a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing shooter. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.

TOP COMMENTabhishek ms, 8 days ago

Awesome.. at least we can get rid of chinese products..

The Nokia 5 sports a 5.2-inch display, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera and 3000mAh battery life.

The Nokia 3 features a 5-inch HD IPS display, quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, 8MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera and 2650mAh battery life.

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